Unlike most TV series remakes of beloved films, What We Do in the Shadows actually manages to improve upon its cult classic source material. This FX comedy horror series is wickedly funny, telling the stories of vampires living in a house in modern day Staten Island.
Two seasons in, the show has captivated audiences the way a vampire captivates their human prey before taking a bite. Each episode explores a new element of the vampires' world, such as their relationships with other undead or supernatural creatures like ghosts, werewolves, trolls, or even other vampires, how they search for their human meals, specifically virgins, or their narrow escapes from vampire hunters, as well as vampire law enforcement. In focusing on building the world of these vampires, the show allows for even more humour and depth than the film.
Despite the excellent world building, the true heart of What We Do in the Shadows is its cast. The five leads all bring a strange charm to this weird world, and make the show something special.
Here is every major character from What We Do in the Shadows ranked from worst to best.