'What We Do in the Shadows' season 3 — release date, cast, plot and everything we know

What We Do In The Shadows Season 3
(Image credit: BBC/ FX Networks)

What We Do in the Shadows season 3 is finally here, after an extended time away from our screens.

The bizarre vampire mockumentary series has performed well with audiences and critics alike, and season 2 left us with plenty of questions after the explosive finale. It's about time we found out what's next for the Staten Island vampires!

Here’s everything we know about What We Do in the Shadows season 3 so far... 

When is What We Do in the Shadows Season 3 on TV?  

What We Do in the Shadows season 3 premiered first on FX on Hulu in the US on Sept. 2, with a double-bill, and has now finished airing. (You can still catch up on Hulu).

In the UK, the series returned on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 10:05 pm on BBC Two, with new episodes airing scheduled every week at the same time. If you can't wait to see what Nandor and the gang will get up to this time, the whole season is also available to watch on BBC iPlayer right now!

What We Do in the Shadows season 3 cast 

What We Do in the Shadows season 3 reunites with the whole gang once more. That means we'll be seeing Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), Nandor (Kayvan Novak), and Laszlo (Matt Berry) getting their teeth into a whole new series. 

They'll be joined once again by bland energy vampire Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) and Nandor's enthusiastic vampire familiar Guillermo de la Cruz (Harvey Guillén).

Alongside the usual suspects, Kristen Schaal makes her return as the Vampirir Council envoy, 'The Guide'.

What We Do In The Shadows season 3 - Kristen Schaal as "The Guide"

Kristen Schaal returns as 'The Guide', the Vampiric Council's assistant. (Image credit: BBC/FX Networks)

'What We Do in the Shadows' season 3 plot

FX released an official synopsis for What We Do in the Shadows season 3 when the premiere date was set earlier in the year It reads:

"After the shocking season two finale, we find the housemates in a panic about what to do with Guillermo after discovering that he is a vampire killer. 

"This season, the vampires are elevated to a new level of power and will encounter the vampire from which all vampires are descended, a tempting Siren, gargoyles, werewolf kickball, Atlantic City casinos, wellness cults, ex-girlfriends, gyms, and supernatural curiosities galore. Plus, Colin Robinson is turning 100. 

"And Nandor, faced with his own eternal-life crisis, tries to inject his life with more meaning. Will he find love, or is he destined to be an immortal bachelor with 37 ex-wives?"

Is there a trailer?

Yes! An official trailer was released back in August, ahead of the US premiere, and it shows off just some of the scrapes that the Staten Island gang will get themselves into. 

Guillermo appears to be undergoing vampire hunting training, plus the gang are struggling with the power dynamic in the house now that they're the de-facto leaders of the Vampiric Council. Plus, we get a few glimpses at the gang trying out even more human activities with hilarious consequences like Laszlo turning his hand to being a lawyer, or Nandor trying (and failing) to flirt.

You can watch the trailer below.

Will there be a fourth season?

We've got great news... FX revealed that they'd ordered What We Do in the Shadows Season 4 before the third had even aired in the US, so there's still plenty more to expect from Nandor, Nadja and Laszlo, so there's plenty more on the way!

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at WhatToWatch.com

Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.