Everyone’s favourite vampire show has returned, with season 5 of the critically-acclaimed sitcom What We Do in the Shadows kicking off on FX on 13th July, 2023.


Inspired by a 2014 indie film and created by Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi and Flight of the Conchords performer Jemaine Clement, the comedy-horror series follows the misadventures of a group of vampires who share a house in Staten Island, New York City.

Each of them has a different origin which led them to become undead, from Kayvan Novak's Ottoman Empire warrior Nandor the Relentless to Matt Berry's British nobleman Laszlo Cravensworth and his Greek Romani wife, Nadja (Natasia Demetriou).

In a twist on traditional gothic lore, the show also features a so-called "energy vampire" named Colin Robinson, who feeds by boring humans into a lethargic state, rather than indulging in the typical blood-sucking.

What We Do in the Shadows was renewed for both season 5 and 6 at FX back in June 2022 ahead of the fourth season’s premiere, and Matt Berry recently hinted that season 6 could be the last.

Speaking on the red carpet at the Royal Festival Hall back in May, RadioTimes.com asked Berry, who portrays vampire Lazlo in the series, how many more seasons could be on the cards.

"That’s not up to me," he mused. "We’re about to do the sixth. I think only four have come out here, but they’re on Disney Plus. I don’t know how many there’s going to be after that, but it’s not my decision.

He continued: "There’s a lot of harnesses and stunts and stuff. I might be getting a bit too old for that! I don’t know.

"But you know I’m supposed to be undead, so the rules don’t apply do they," he joked.

But for now, read on for everything you need to know about how to watch What We Do in the Shadows season 5 in the UK.

How to watch What We Do in the Shadows in the UK

The first two episodes of season 5 aired on Thursday, 13th July at 10pm ET/PT on FX, with episodes airing weekly from then on until the entire 10-episode run is over.

In the UK, season 5 is eventually expected to land on Disney Plus, but a release date is yet to be confirmed.

In the meantime, the previous four seasons of What We Do in the Shadows are available on the Disney Plus.

The fourth season of the show premiered on the platform on 2nd November 2022, with the third season being added to the service on the same date.

For those without a Disney Plus subscription, the second and third seasons of What We Do in the Shadows are available to stream in full on BBC iPlayer.

When will What We Do in the Shadows season 5 be released on Disney Plus?

Past seasons have landed on the streamer after the whole season has aired on FX, which would mean we can expect season 5 to land on Disney Plus at some point after Thursday, 7th September.

But that's just speculation at this point and fans will have to wait for more information.

What is What We Do in the Shadows about?

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What We Do in the Shadows.

What We Do in the Shadows is a mockumentary-style sitcom about four vampires who share a house in New York City.

The series explores their relationships with one another and the broader community, including fellow vampires and other mythical beings such as werewolves.

In addition to revealing how monster society functions, the show also features some fish-out-of-water comedy as the centuries-old vampires attempt to navigate and understand an ever-changing modern world.

What We Do in the Shadows cast

Mark Hamill in What We Do In The Shadows
Mark Hamill in What We Do In The Shadows. FX

The key characters in What We Do in the Shadows are Ottoman Empire warrior Nandor the Relentless (Kayvan Novak), British nobleman Laszlo Cravensworth (Matt Berry), his Greek Romani wife Nadja of Antipaxos (Natasia Demetriou) and energy vampire Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch).

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Nandor is frequently accompanied by his long-suffering familiar Guillermo de la Cruz, played by Harvey Guillén, who wants nothing more than to join the immortal ranks of the undead.

The show has had some big name guest stars over its first three seasons, including Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange), Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld).

What We Do in the Shadows seasons 1-4 are available to stream on Disney Plus in the UK. Check out more of our Comedy coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight.


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