Dermatologists will tell you that proper sun protection is important for everyone. But it’s especially critical if you’re a vampire. And in a new clip from the upcoming season of FX’s mockumentary series What We Do in the Shadows, it seems that Nandor (Kayvan Novak) is taking his skincare routine very seriously indeed.
Nandor, Nadja, and Laszlo head to the pharmacy
In two recently released teasers for season 2, Nador and his vampire roommates Nadja (Natasia Demetriou) and Laszlo (Matt Berry) make a trip to the pharmacy. In one clip, Nandor browses the aisles and happens upon a display of various sunscreens. One brand promises “total protection from the sun,” which inspires him to grab a bottle. Then, he sweeps the entire shelf of sunscreens into his basket. In another clip, Nadja talks to a pharmacy employee named Kyle who is offering free blood pressure checks while Laszlo checks out a CPAP mask.
Meanwhile, the fourth vampire roommate is doing what he does best. Energy vampire Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) feeds not by sucking a person’s blood but by draining their energy with his boring or infuriating conversation. In a third teaser, he’s putting on a puppet show at the vampires’ house where he discusses running credit checks on his future housemates. The performance puts Nadja, Laszlo, and Nandor to sleep, along with Nandor’s human familiar Guillermo (Harvey Guillén). Other teasers show Guillermo putting on his own puppet show where he tells the story of the vampires’ arrival in America.
Mark Hamill will guest star in season 2
Season 1 of What We Do in the Shadows included some prominent guest stars, including Nick Kroll as a vampire who runs a Manhattan night club and Tilda Swinton, Evan Rachel Wood, and Wesley Snipes as members of the Vampire Council. (Each actor played a vampire character they’ve portrayed in other TV shows or movies.)
More exciting guest stars are in store for season 2, including Mark Hamill. The Vampire Council will also play a role in the upcoming episodes, though it’s not clear if Swinton, Wood, Snipes, and other vampires will be back to punish Laszlo, Nadja, and Nandor for their role in the death of the Baron. But one character who won’t return is Jenna (Beanie Feldstein), who Nadja turned into a vampire in season 1. Unfortunately, the actress wasn’t available to reprise her role.
Stream the first season of ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ on Hulu
FX’s quirky vampire comedy series premiered in 2019 with 10 critically acclaimed episodes. If you missed the show when it first aired — or if you just want to revisit episodes like “Werewolf Feud,” where Nadja, Laszlo, and Nandor ran into trouble with a gang of Staten Island werewolves — the entire first season is currently streaming on Hulu.
What We Do in the Shadows is a spinoff the 2014 movie written and directed by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The two also starred as vampires living two other undead roommates in a suburb of Wellington, New Zealand. It’s available to rent on Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, and other streaming services.
What We Do in the Shadows Season 2 premieres Wednesday, April 15 at 10/9c on FX.
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