Are you a fan of the 2014 movie What We Do in the Shadows? Or the television series on FX of the same name? Then you don’t want to miss out on the stateside premiere of the New Zealand mockumentary comedy horror series Wellington Paranormal. The first two episodes of the series, “Demon Girl” and “Cop Circles,” debut in America for the first time on The CW tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Officers Minogue and O’Leary first appeared in the movie as a pair of indifferent police officers and reprise their roles in the mockumentary. Wellington Paranormal actually predates the FX series What We Do in the Shadows. It has already aired for three seasons and filming on the fourth season started up this past May.
The series, which comes from talented duo Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, was a big hit for TVNZ 2 and has since premiered in the United Kingdom. Now it’s finally making its way across the pond to the U.S.!
What is Wellington Paranormal Season 1, Episode 1 & Episode 2 about?
The series follows a group of police investigators as they track supernatural events in New Zealand. In the first episode, “Demon Girl,” officers Minogue and O’Leary get much more than they bargained for when they encounter a teen girl projectile vomiting everywhere. As a result, they are soon asked to join the paranormal unit.
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In the second episode, “Cop Circles,” O’Leary and Minogue, who are now fully part of the Paranormal Unit, are sent to the rural outskirts to investigate sightings of a cow stuck up a tree. Both episodes air back-to-back on The CW tonight.
Will Wellington Paranormal be on HBO Max?
Because the What We Do in the Shadows franchise has been so successful, Wellington Paranormal was actually picked up by The CW and HBO Max, the first time two WarnerMedia brands jointly acquired a show.
So, not only will you be able to watch the episodes on The CW this summer, but each episode will also be available to stream via The CW’s ad-supported digital platforms and the streaming service HBO Max the day after it premieres on the network.