When is ‘Wellington Paranormal’ season 4 set to premiere? Here is what we know so far.
‘Wellington Paranormal’, a spin-off series to the original ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ film, is coming to American television. According to Bloody Disgusting, the show has been airing in New Zealand since 2018, but it has finally signed a distribution deal with the CW and HBO Max.
- When is season 4 of ‘Wellington Paranormal’ releasing?
- ‘Wellington Paranormal’: cast
- What is the show about?
In 2014, the original ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ mockumentary was released. The film was written and directed by ‘Flight of the Conchords’ star Jemaine Clement and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ director Taika Waititi, and starred the two men as half of a family of Kiwi vamps. Jonathan Brugh, Ben Fransham, Jackie van Beek, and Cori Gonzalez-MacuerIt also appeared in the film. It spawned a critically acclaimed American television series starring Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, and Mark Proksch. In New Zealand, it also spawned ‘Wellington Paranormal’. The show explores supernatural themes through a mockumentary lens, sort of like ‘The Office’ meets ‘The X Files.’
WHEN IS SEASON 4 OF ‘WELLINGTON PARANORMAL’ RELEASING?
The TV show will premiere in the United States on two separate dates, one for terrestrial TV and one for streaming. First and foremost, the show will premiere on the CW on July 11, 2021. The episode will then be available on HBO Max the next day. According to Variety, ‘Wellington Paranormal’ is the CW and HBO Max’s first co-acquisition.
The third season of ‘Wellington Paranormal’ premiered in New Zealand earlier this year, and Bloody Disgusting reported that production on a fourth season has already begun “The horror comedy will premiere on The CW sometime this summer,” Variety reported, “and episodes will then be available to stream the following day on HBO Max (as well as on the ad-supported CW app and CWTV.com).” According to the report, episodes will be added to the streamer on a weekly basis, similar to HBO’s ‘The Nevers’ distribution method.
‘WELLINGTON PARANORMAL’: CAST
Officers O’Leary (Karen O’Leary) and Minogue (Mike Minogue), who appeared in a scene from the film “‘What We Do in the Shadows’,” are the focus of “‘Wellington Paranormal’.” Officers are dispatched to the house where our friendly neighbourhood vampires reside, and they are forced to ignore the murder that surrounds them. Sergeant Ruawai Maaka (played by Maaka Pohatu, a Maori actor and musician) joins them on the show.
Cori Gonzalez-MacuerIt plays Nick, the naive newbie vamp from “Shadows,” who makes a cameo appearance on the show. Rhys Darby, who played Anton in “Flight of the Conchords,” returns for a brief cameo as a werewolf (not swear wolf). Anton, the leader of the Wellington werewolf pack, has been working on improving their demeanour.
Minogue began his career, like many others in New Zealand’s film industry, working on the “Lord of the Rings” films. Before being cast in the drama “Separation City,” he worked as a production runner on “Return of the King.” In “Shadows,” Karen O’Leary played a police officer for the first time. Maaka Pohatu is a founding member of the Modern Mori Quartet, in addition to acting.
WHAT IS THE SHOW ABOUT?
‘Wellington Paranormal’ follows the cops from ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ as they encounter a variety of supernatural beings. As seen in the original film, these police officers from Wellington PD’s Paranormal unit are ill-equipped to deal with the beasties that prowl the New Zealand night. Nonetheless, they persevere, encountering eerie foes such as demons, aliens, and zombies. The world of ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ already had werewolves and vampires, so it’s only natural that TV adaptations would throw in everything fantasy. Everything is genuine.
‘Wellington Paranormal’, like the movie and FX series ‘What We Do in the Shadows’, is shot in a mockumentary style. The faux documentary style has roots in both horror and comedy, making it ideal for a horror-comedy. Following the success of both the British and American versions of ‘The Office,’ mockumentary TV shows exploded in popularity, and found-footage horror films such as ‘The Blair Witch Project’ and the ‘Paranormal Activity’ series saw a significant increase in popularity.
We are hoping that ‘Wellington Paranormal’ Season 4 gets to premiere on a sooner date. Until then stay tuned with us for more updates.