What We Do in the Shadows finished its second season this spring, and boy did it end on an interesting note. The Vampires are still oblivious to the outside world. And they seem completely uninterested that Guillermo de la Cruz (Harvey Guillén) is a vampire hunter. The cast and producers were on hand at SDCC 2020 to discuss that Season Two ending and what’s in store for Season Three.
Moderated by Haley Joel Osment
The Shadows panel started talking about the evolution of Guillermo. He’s torn between his destiny as a vampire hunter and wanting to be a vampire. And yet, he’s still very loyal to Nandor. Guillén said he had a lot of fun doing his stunts this season. It was hard, though. He had to look at it as dance stunts.
Guillén also hosts a What We Do In The Shadows talk show on Instagram called Before the Shadows. They did 14 episodes in all. Each episode is about 30 minutes.
Proksch was actually sick while filming Colin’s Promotion episode. Osment asked if Colin Robinson is the most powerful vampire in the house. Proksch was modest and said every vampire has their own special skill that they can play on each other.
Shadows EP and writers Robinson and Simms said they had a lot of time to write Mark Hamill‘s role in the series. Everyone was in awe of Hamill in the bar fight scene when he picked up the pool stick. Robinson said that came about on set; the stunt coordinator came up with it. She added that Berry got the giggles when it happened.
Berry said: “You’ve gotta understand what that was like. I stood in front of Luke Skywalker, and he held something [like a lightsaber] right in front of me. It doesn’t matter how cool you think you are, or in-character you are. You’re not. You’re seven years old with Luke Skywalker right in front of you. Pretty special.”
Osment asked Novak if Nandor realizes that he needs Guillermo, or will they revert to their previous relationship. Novak thinks they have a dysfunctional relationship. Nandor needs Guillermo because no one listens to him. Novak has no idea how the relationship is going to evolve, and he’s concerned. Robinson and Simms know what’s going to happen, but they won’t say.
Osment asked about the musical show and how much music Berry actually wrote that made the episode. Berry hasn’t watched the episode, but Demetriou did. She said a lot of the good music made it in and a few songs that she co-wrote as well.
Demetriou lost her teeth one night, and production stopped to find them. She also likes to leave notes for the actors, telling them to stop messing up when new directors come in.
Osment asked Demetriou about working with the Nadja doll. She said it’s always been her dream to work with someone as good as her.
The vampires love the house. It’s Demetriou’s favorite part of filming because it’s so detailed. Proksch said the house adds to the creativity of the actors. Berry said it’s the best set he’s ever worked on and ever seen. Osment said there were a lot of lit candles in the house. Demetriou caught on fire, because there were too many candles lit and she stood still for too long.
When asked about Shadows Season Three, Simms said everyone is looking for something. Nandor is lonely and may be looking for love. Colin doesn’t know how he became an energy vampire. Simms stopped at that, because he said too much.
Robinson added that fans can expect to see more of the magical world and creatures. Demetriou asked for vampire puppies and kittens to play with. Simms confirmed that the vampires are getting a hell hound to protect them.
That’s a wrap for What We Do In the Shadows.
You can watch the What We Do In the Shadows Comic-Con At Home panel on YouTube.
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