On May 7, FX announced on the network's official Twitter page that What We Do in the Shadows is coming back for Season 2. No specific release date has been announced so far, yet the network has revealed that the upcoming premiere is slated for 2020. The decision on renewal has been announced by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming. In addition, FX has confirmed that the last episode of Season 1 is to air on May 29, 2019.
What We Do in the Shadows hasn't been the TOP performer of FX, nonetheless the show ranked in the Top 5 across the board, including #4 in Adults 18-34 and #5 in Adults 18-49, according to the network's official announcement. The pilot episode has garnered 617K viewers with a 0.21 key demo rating among adults (P18-49). However, it's worth noting that the viewership dropped up to 0.320 million viewers in S1E5.
However, also worth noting that the decision on renewal mostly depended on the reception, which the show has received from both critics and viewers. What We Do in the Shadows has gained the universal acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, What We Do in the Shadows Season 1 holds a score of 7.75/10 and a 94% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have rated the debut season of the show at 4.5/5 and have given a 94% rating.
On Metacritic, we have seen almost the same picture, 80/100 and 8.2/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. An overall score of What We Do in the Shadows on IMDb was also excellent, 8.4/10 > 7,000 votes. Therefore, even despite weak television ratings, FX opted to pick up What We Do in the Shadows for another round.
What We Do in the Shadows Season 2 Release Date
As mentioned above, the only thing is clear to date is that What We Do in the Shadows Season 2 is set to premiere in 2020. However, FX has yet to announce a specific release date for the upcoming instalment of the show.
We thereby tend to believe, relying on the current schedule of the mockumentary series, that What We Do in the Shadows should return for a sophomore run next spring, in March 2020. Yet it's nothing but our forecast. Of course, we are looking forward to the official news from FX. We are tracking down all the reports which arrive from the network. As soon as FX sets a specific release date for What We Do in the Shadows Season 2, we will update this page. So guys, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.
What We Do in the Shadows Summary
What We Do in the Shadows is a television adaptation of the 2014 eponymous movie. Set in Staten Island, the story focuses on four vampires who have been roommates within centuries. After a sudden visit of their dark lord and leader, Baron Afanas, the roommates were aware of what they have been assigned to do in Staten Island, to set the complete domination of the New World.