What We Do In The Shadows creator Jemaine Clement breaks down season 2 finale and surprise cameos

Megan Davies

From Digital Spy

What We Do in the Shadows season 2 spoilers follow.

What We Do in the Shadows season 2 may only just be gearing up for its UK premiere tonight (June 11), but over in the US the entire season has already finished airing.

The hit vampire comedy series' second season wrapped up in the US last night (June 10) with an episode that saw the gang invited to the most prestigious vampire event in existence, the Théâtre des Vampires.

Of course, it soon becomes clear that the invite was a trap set by the Vampire Council, but just as Nadia (Natasia Demetriou), Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nandor (Kayvan Novak), and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) are restrained and sentenced to death, Guillermo (Harvey Guillen) returns and comes to their rescue, revealing himself as a vampire hunter.

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Speaking of where the show could go next, series creator Jemaine Clement admitted to Entertainment Weekly that he's left the decision-making to the writers as he won't be in the writers' room for season 3.

"I'm leaving them with this big problem to work out," he admitted. "I think it's a good idea to end on a big cliffhanger, we did the same thing last season. Now they can figure out how to get out of this big mess."

Clement also revealed that they had hoped to feature an appearance from Antonio Banderas in the episode, whose character in Interview with the Vampire joins the Théâtre des Vampires with vampires pretending to be humans.

"That was the hope, that Antonio Banderas would come for that episode. That's been our dream to have him on the show from the start. He's Guillermo's hero!" Clement explained.

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"Originally that was the idea, that it was going to be a theatre group pretending to be vampires and we were going to make a joke about that — a group of vampires pretending to be humans pretending to be vampires pretending to be humans…

"That really would've been an incredible episode if we could've had him turn up. We'll keep trying."

While Antonio Banderas may not have made an appearance, the second season has enjoyed its fair share of celebrity cameos, from Haley Joel Osment to Star Wars' Mark Hamill and even, in the season 2 finale, Clement himself, returning as Vladislav, one of the original vampire characters from the film that the TV show is based on.

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"I wasn't even going to do this until the day before, because we had trouble getting anyone in time," he admitted of his cameo.

"We were hoping we'd get someone who has played a vampire before, like in 'The Trial' last season with the vampire council, but we didn't have enough time. So I happened to be in Toronto, where we shoot the show, so I put my wig on again, but it wasn't planned."

As for the other star cameos, Clement added it would be "fun" to see their characters return again in the future.

"I don't know if that would happen again because they both went through a lot," he explained.

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"Both had to be in freezing cold weather and below freezing temperatures at night. I wouldn't be surprised if they said no way."

But the opportunity for celeb guests doesn't stop there, as Clement also teased that he'd love to see Hugh Jackman make an appearance on the show, and he's also weighing up how to incorporate his original film co-star Rhys Darby's werewolf character into the series too.

"In the world, we thought we'd have a group of American werewolves because we wondered how realistic it is to see them travel so often," he admitted. "For the record, I always want to work with Rhys. He's another one of the funniest people in the world."

What We Do in the Shadows airs on FX in the US, and seasons 1 and 2 can be streamed now on Hulu. The series returns in the UK tonight at 10pm on BBC Two.

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