What We Do in the Shadows Season 5: Release date, cast & more

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Here’s everything you need to know about What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 from its release date and cast to trailer and plot updates.

What We Do in the Shadows is the vampire horror mockumentary we’d all been waiting for. After the hit 2014 film created by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, the franchise has evolved into an FX show, which is now on its fifth season, with a sixth season also having been greenlit.

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While there are different characters, locations (now being set on Staten Island), and plots, the series, which began in 2019, has arguably proven just as popular, just as funny, and just as full of vampire shenanigans.

So with the fifth season in store, what’s set to happen? Well, keep reading, as we will discuss Season 5’s release date, cast, and more…

What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 release date: When is the new season coming out?

What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 will premiere on FX and Hulu on July 13, 2023.

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The show recently tweeted a poster of the core six flying into the night with the caption, “Dig up your coffins and dust off your capes. FX’s What We Do In The Shadows returns 7.13 on FX.”

What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 cast: Who is starring in the new season?

Most of the cast will be returning for What We Do in the Shadows Season 5. This includes:

  • Matt Berry as Leslie “Laszlo” Cravensworth
  • Natasia Demetriou as Nadja
  • Kayvan Novak as Nandor the Relentless
  • Mark Proksch as Colin Robinson
  • Harvey Guillén as Guillermo de la Cruz
  • Nick Kroll as Simon the Devious 
  • Kirsten Schaal as the Vampire Council guide
  • Doug Jones as The Baron

What We Do in the Shadows also tends to have a plethora of celebrity cameos. While no cameos have been officially confirmed as of yet, we can expect a similar calibre to previous ones, including Tilda Swinton, Danny Trejo, Wesley Snipes, Evan Rachel Wood, and Sofia Coppola.

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Ultimately, if they’re a famous director and avid fan of the show, or have played a vampire before, there’s a likely chance that they could appear in Season 5!

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What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 trailer: Is there a trailer?

The trailer for Season 5 dropped on June 15, 2023. Check it out below:

The season will see the result of Gillmero becoming a vampire as he still hangs with the vampire clan who are experiencing facets of human life including going to the mall, running for office, and acting as news anchor.

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What We Do in the Shadows Season 5 plot: What will the new season be about?

The season will follow’s Gillmero’s transformation into a vampire with Nandor, Laszlo, and the others become increasingly suspicious.

The official synosis reads: “Nandor feels his familiar (and sometimes friend) Guillermo slipping away as he seems to be spending much more time with Laszlo, whose skills as a gentleman scientist are put to the test as he tries to solve the mystery of the strange and very secret changes Guillermo is going through.

Nadja, suffering the effects of a previously-undiagnosed supernatural hex, reconnects with her family — or at least, a family — from the Old Country, Colin pursues the path of so many energy vampires before him by running for political office and The Guide tries to figure out where she fits in as the relative newcomer to this tightly-knit group who’ve known each other for centuries.”

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We will update this article when we learn more.

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