The half-hour comedy series is based on the 2014 mockumentary film of the same name. That film was written and directed by Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok”), and Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Concords”).
Jones, who stars in “The Shape of Water,” and Feldstein, who stars in “Lady Bird,” join Jake McDorman and Mark Proksch. McDorman also appeared in “Lady Bird,” and Proksch has made several appearances on “Better Call Saul,” among other series.
This casting news follows the previous announcement that Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, and Harvey Guillen will also star.
The details of their characters haven’t been revealed, but all four are expected to recur if the network orders a full season.
The film, which became something of a festival darling in 2014 and 2015, follows four vampires in New Zealand as they go about their daily — or nightly — lives. They deal with the normal problems of living with roommates, finding jobs, and dating. And, of course, their need to feed. In addition to writing and directing, Waititi and Clement also star.
For the series, both Waititi and Clement will executive produce. Clement will write and Waititi will direct.
The pilot was ordered by FX in January. While still in the early stages, it could be ready for television sometime during the 2018-2019 season.