'What We Do in the Shadows' Season 2 premiere will see Guillermo have problems with Nandor and a new familiar

'What We Do in the Shadows' Season 2 premiere will see Guillermo have problems with Nandor and a new familiar
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Season 2 of the vampire mockumentary series ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ is soon to be back and things cannot be more exciting. The first two episodes of the show will air April 15 and they are titled ‘Resurrection’ and ‘Ghosts’. 

As per IMDb, ‘Resurrection’ will see Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) and Laszlo’s (Matt Berry) new familiar posing problems for Guillermo (Harvey Guillén), and the vampires enlisting the services of a local necromancer.

‘Ghosts’, on the other hand, will see the vampire flatmates hold a seance to deal with a ghost infestation, which leads to a larger infestation.

There are many other things to look out for in season 2. For one, the change in dynamics between the vampire Nandor (Kayvan Novak) and his human familiar, the servile Guillermo. At the end of season 1, we found out that Guillermo is the descendant of the vampire hunter Van Helsing. In the show’s trailer as well, we saw Guillermo experiencing an attitude shift towards his quote-unquote master.

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In a recent interview with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), Guillén spoke about the sort of “borderline homoerotic” relationship shared by the master-servant duo and said, “I feel like this season, we definitely have a really challenging episode where Guillermo may have had enough, no more beating around the bush. And there's definitely an episode where [the ancestry] is brought up and it may change the course of destiny. So definitely, we do dive into that this season. And I think the audience is gonna love that.”

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The Hollywood Reporter informed that season 2 of ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ may be more ambitious in its special effects or production design or stunt coordination, but would be similar to season 1 in terms of storyline. In an interview with the portal, showrunner Paul Simms compared the show to ‘The Office’ and said, “The show is very simple. It's about a bunch of vampires who've been roommates for 200 years who live in Staten Island. You don't need to know a lot of backstories to enjoy. My honest answer is such a terrible thing to put in an interview, but it's just, like, make more funny episodes.”

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But even Simms said that Guillermo’s arc would be more explored this season. “This season we explore his struggle with that a lot," said Simms, referring to the familiar’s quandary: to be a faithful servant in hopes for immortality, or to fulfill his genetic destiny and kill vampires.

“But see, even when I say 'explore the struggle' it makes it sound like one of those shows that's all serious and stuff. And the thing I love about this show is that it's absolutely silly and funny. I don't think we have any bigger points about anything that we make. You don't have to do a lot of hard thinking. You just have to want to laugh,” Simms added. 

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This season, just like the first one, will see several cameos and guest appearances, which include Haley Joel Osment, Craig Robinson, Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Mark Hamill.

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Season 2 premieres with two back-to-back episodes on FX on April 15 at 10 pm ET/PT.

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