What is the What We Do in the Shadows season 5 release date? Based on the 2014 comedy movie by Clement and Taika Waititi, it’s safe to say that when it comes to vampire ventures, What We Do in the Shadows takes the bloody cake (literally).
Since releasing in 2019, the What We Do in the Shadows series has hooked fans of the occult with its offbeat charm. Set in modern-day Staten Island, the mockumentary comedy horror series follows the lives of vampire roommates – Nadja, Laszlo, Nandor, and Colin – along with their ‘human’ companion Guillermo, in the tradition of the best vampire movies.
If you’re looking to see what these vampiric oddballs got up to in their newest season, we’ve got everything you need to know about the What We Do in the Shadows season 5 cast, plot, reviews, and more.
What We Do in the Shadows season 5 cast
Surprise, surprise, our central Staten Island crew all returned for What We Do in the Shadows season 5.
That means Natasia Demetriou appeared as Nadja, and Matt Berry reprised his role as her husband, Laszlo. Mark Proksch came back as Colin Robinson, as did Kristen Schaal. Basically, all the best What We Do in the Shadows cast were back in the saddle. Or coffin.
The What We Do in the Shadows season 5 cast:
- Natasia Demetriou as Nadja
- Matt Berry as Lazlo
- Kayvan Novak as Nandor
- Harvey Guillén as Guillermo
- Mark Proksch as Colin
- Kristen Schaal as The Guide
- Chris Sandiford as Derek
- Robert Smigel as Alexander
- Haley Joel Osment as Topher
- John Slattery as himself
- Patton Oswalt as himself
- Kerri Kenney-Silver as Helen
What We Do in the Shadows season 5 release date and reviews
Vampire fans can rejoice, because What We Do in the Shadows season 5 premiered on Thursday, July 13, 2023.
And that’s not all. It’s also been confirmed that, after season 5, What We Do in the Shadows will also be returning for season 6.
Season 5 is anchored down with favorable reviews. IGN‘s Samantha Nelson wrote that “Season 5 of FX’s What We Do in the Shadows delivers on last season’s cliffhanger ending, changing up character dynamics in a way that keeps the supernatural sitcom fresh. The first four episodes are chaotic, gore-soaked and packed with great gags, allowing the wild cast of characters to shine as they continue to discover new aspects of both the supernatural and mundane worlds around them.”
As it stands, season 5 is sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
What is What We Do in the Shadows season 5 about?
Following on from the cliffhanger, What We Do in the Shadows season 5 plot saw Guillermo turned into a vampire… yes, we’re serious. The familiar’s long-time wish since season 1 came true.
Season 5 began with Guillermo already a vampire (after drinking Derek’s blood), and trying to keep it a secret from his vampire masters. It made for some hilarious moments in which he’s trying to keep his new persona a secret, especially since the main group is appalled at the idea of anyone else giving Guillermo powers.
As they explain to him, a familiar getting vampire powers from anyone other than his master would be seen as the biggest humiliation. However, he does eventually tell Laszlo, who vows to keep it a secret from Nandor.
Of course, all this is mere background to some of the wilder antics that take place during the season. From breaking into shopping malls, getting arrested on boys’ nights out, and hosting pride parades, there are plenty of mad situations that the undead protagonists find themselves in. All this goes on until Nandor eventually finds out about Guillermo, and vows to kill him. It’s a cat-and-mouse chase for a while until Nandor eventually winds up realizing that he doesn’t want to kill his familiar after all.
By the end of the season, Guillermo is given the choice to either fully transition into a vampire or remain a human. Unable to come to terms with the vicious nature of killing humans, he chooses to remain as one.
What We Do in the Shadows season 5 trailer
The first trailer for What We Do in the Shadows season 5 dropped on June 16, 2023.
It was confirmed that, yes, Guillermo is turned into a Vampire. However, things might not be as straightforward as they seem, and his struggle with his transformation is the centerpiece of the season. Check out the trailer below:
Where can I watch What We Do in the Shadows season 5?
What We Do in the Shadows season 5 premiered on July 13, 2023, on FX, and episodes were made available to stream on Hulu the next day after the episodes release.
Learn more about how to watch What We Do in the Shadows here.
How many episodes of What We Do in the Shadows season 5 are there?
What We Do in the Shadows season 5 has 10 episodes.
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