Viewers of FX's What We Do in the Shadows are going to be spending a little more time in the borough of Staten Island with their favorite vampires and familiar. FX Networks announced on Friday that the supernatural comedy series has been renewed for a third season. Created by Jemaine Clement and based on the film from Clement and Taika Waititi, the series's success rests on the twisted chemistry between "traditional" vampires Nandor (Kayvan Novak), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and Laszlo (Matt Berry), energy vampire Colin (Mark Proksch), and Nandor's familiar, Guillermo (Harvey Guillén). The series has also enjoyed a "who's who" of guest stars. During the second season, viewers were treated to a killer line-up of guest stars, from Benedict Wong's necromancer Wallace and Haley Joel Osment's familiar Topher to Craig Robinson's vampire hunter Derek and Mark Hamill's vengeance-seeking Jim the Vampire.
With the series not set to wrap its second season until June 10, the renewal timing is indicative of the show's performance this season. With an average of 3.2 million total viewers across both linear and digital platforms (including FX on Hulu) for its first six episodes, the season is rating 25% higher than at this point in the first season. For Nick Grad, FX Entertainment's President of Original Programming, the decision was one that viewers and critics made much easier by the way they received the new season: "We're incredibly happy that critics and audiences are all in on Shadows. Week in and week out, the producers, writers, and our amazing cast continue to make one of the funniest and best comedy series on TV." FX's What We Do in the Shadows is produced by FX Productions, with Clement, Waititi, and Paul Simms serving as executive producers. Scott Rudin, Garrett Basch, Eli Bush, and Stefani Robinson also serve as executive producers on the series.