The CW, HBO Max Partner on ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Spinoff Series

Wellington Paranormal on The CW
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The CW and HBO Max have picked up Wellington Paranormal, a spinoff of What We Do in the Shadows, from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The New Zealand horror comedy is slated to premiere in the summer. 

The deal represents the first co-acquisition between The CW and HBO Max. Every episode will air first on The CW and then be available to stream on HBO Max, and The CW’s digital platforms, the next day. 

The series follows the adventures of Officers O’Leary (Karen O’Leary) and Minogue (Mike Minogue), hard working members of the Wellington constabulary’s paranormal unit who, under the supervision of Sergeant Maaka (Maaka Pohatu), investigate supernatural occurrences. 

Clement and Waititi executive produce with Paul Yates. Waititi directed film Jojo Rabbit.

Clement and Waititi directed the What We Do in the Shadows movie. The series airs on FX

Wellington Paranormal is produced by The New Zealand Documentary Board.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.