What We Do in the Shadows Preview Finds Colin's Power and Hair Growing

Last week's episode of FX's What We Do In The Shadows proved a wonderfully-confused disaster for Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and Nandor (Kayvan Novak). Our trio was "cursed" by a chain email that had them so spooked it forced them to involve Colin (Mark Proksch). Meanwhile, Guillermo (Harvey Guillén) rode a rollercoaster of emotions: afraid that his new vampire-hunting crew was going to kill his vampire crew, then relieved to find out they were going to a different house. Only to find out the house was full of vampires, with Guillermo making the decision to save the day and go full-on Buffy (but at a cost). Only to have a near-touching (literally) moment with Nandor. Of course, we can't forget about Colin because we're starting to see his powers grow; and in "Colin's Promotion", the man who could literally bore you to do is finding his career on the rise. That means new hair, a new attitude, and an imbalance to the house's power structure that his roommates are not thrilled with.

 

Looking ahead to next week's episode "On the Run", fans can look forward to Star Wars legend Mark Hamill's turn as an ancient vampire with a score to settle with Laszlo that causes our resident vamp to go into hiding. Speaking with EW, Hamill revealed what lead him to take the role, "I remember it was Father's Day and I had my three kids over and we were picking a movie to watch. I suggested Life With Father which is old school but I liked it as a kid because I'm from a big family. But all my kids rolled their eyes. They said it's cornball so I asked them what they wanted to watch and my son Nathan suggested What We Do in the Shadows. I had never heard of it but he explained it was a reality show about vampires and I was very intrigued. I was completely unprepared for what I saw, it was so incredibly clever and compelling. It had all the elements of a horror movie and yet, it combined the magnificent with the mundane. Who thinks of things like this? I had to stop it multiple times to really absorb what we had just seen. It's one of my favorite movies ever."

Nandor feels weak in What We Do in the Shadows, courtesy of FX.
Nandor feels weak in What We Do in the Shadows, courtesy of FX.

As big of a fan as he was of the film, he had some reservations when it came to the idea of it being brought to series: "When I heard they were making a TV series, I thought I needed to lower my expectations. Neither Taika nor Jemaine was going to be acting in it, but I heard they were behind it so I remained hopeful. We saw the pilot and, not only was it on par with the film, but it added elements that I had never heard before like the addition of the energy vampire. The whole cast is one of the best ensembles in television history. I would've been happy just visiting the set, they certainly didn't need me to come in and mess it up somehow. But I thought I would check out the script and see what they had in mind. I expected the role to be like the next-door neighbor or someone who works at the Department of Motor Vehicles. When I read I was going to play a vampire, I just about shot out of my chair. What a great honor!"

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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