The second season of Wellington Paranormal, the unholy What We Do In The Shadows spin-off, will hit TVs next month. Well, this month if you’re in New Zealand. Next month if you’re Down Under.
Created by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, the mockumentary follows coppers Officer O’Leary (Karen O’Leary) and Officer Minogue (Kyle Minogue) as they investigate a string of paranormal activities.
If you’re unfamiliar with Wellington Paranormal, Officer O’Leary and Officer Minogue are the incredibly switched on cops from What We Do In The Shadows.
Anyway, the task force is headed by Sergeant Maaka (Maaka Pohatu) who recruited the officers because of a rise in paranormal activity across Wellington. Think werewolves, projectile-vomiting drunk teenagers / demons, aliens, weird cults, creepy clowns, and zombies. The whole gang gang!
Season 2 will have 13 episodes all up – seven more than season 1.
Co-creator Clement announced the good news yesterday, tweeting: “NZ. Season 2. Nearly here.”
SBS Viceland confirmed they’ll be streaming season 2 in November. The network didn’t provide an exact date but they’ll release “more details soon” so we’ll keep you updated.
Australia, Wellington Paranormal season 2 is coming to you soon. https://t.co/XlFN0D7aTB— Jemaine Clement (@AJemaineClement) October 8, 2019
As for season 1, you can stream all six episodes (!!!) on SBS On Demand right now. They’re only about 20 minutes each so it’s easy bingeing material to bring in the spooky season.
Suss out the episodes / stream them all right HERE.
Meanwhile, Taika Waititi’s basking in the glory of his latest flick Jojo Rabbit. The World War II satire premiered last month at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Roman Griffin Davis stars in the lead role as Jojo, a lonely German boy whose best friend is a dumb imaginary blue-eyed Hitler. All is… well (?) until Jojo finds out Mum (Scarlett Johansson) has been hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. And suddenly, Jojo’s whole world is turned upside down.
The film has copped pretty mixed reviews, which is hardly a surprise considering its subject matter. It still looks like a hoot though. If you want to read a couple of the reviews, head on over to the below.