What We Do in the Shadows cast: who stars in series 2?

Series two of What We Do in the Shadows, American mockumentary comedy horror extravaganza, is hitting BBC Two tonight.

Created as a spin-off of the 2014 film with the same name written by Clement and Taika Waititi, the series follows the everyday quandaries of a gang of vampire housemates in New York.

Who's in the cast of What We Do in the Shadows series 2?

With Season 2 now about to air in the UK and Season 3 officially announced, it seems that What We Do in the Shadows is proving popular with viewers.

Executive Nick Grad said: “We're incredibly happy that critics and audiences are all in on Shadows.”

"Week in and week out, the producers, writers and our amazing cast continue to make one of the funniest and best comedy series on TV."

Although the show is American, it's notable for having a cast full of British names.

Kayvan Novak as Nandor the Relentless

Kayvan Novak, 41, is a British actor best known for his role in Fonejacker.

Kayvan won the 2008 Television BAFTA for Best Comedy (Programme or Series) for his role in the series.

He later went on to co-create and star in spin-off series Facejacker.

Born in London, Kayvan started his career acting in shows such as Holby City, Murphy's Law and Trial & Retribution.

Matt Berry as Laszlo Cravensworth

Matt Berry, 46, grew up in Bromham, Bedfordshire.

In 2014, Berry appeared in the BBC 2 series House of Fools.

The comedian has also had roles in The IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and The Mighty Boosh.

Natasia Demetriou as Nadja

Demetriou started her comedy career writing and performing sketch comedy.

She won the Skinny Debutant award for a one-woman show she performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014.

The English-Cypriot comedian stars as Sophie in the BAFTA-nominated Channel 4 sitcom Stath Lets Flats alongside her brother Jamie Demetriou.

More recently, Demetriou co-hosted Netflix’s reality competition show The Big Flower Fight. 

Harvey Guillén as Guillermo de la Cruz

Guillén grew up in California, moving frequently across the state as a child.

Guillén has also appeared in television series Huge,  The Thundermans andEye Candy.

His role in the second season of What We Do in the Shadows requires lot of stunt work, which Guillén’s has said was unexpected.

In preparing for the role, he lost over 20 pounds.

Other cast members include:

  • Doug Jones plays Baron Afanas
  • Beanie Feldstein plays Jenna
  • Jake McDorman plays Jeff Suckler
  • Anthony Atamanuik plays Sean
  • Veronika Slowikowska plays Shanice
  • Nick Kroll plays Simon the Devious

What time is What We Do in the Shadows on TV?

Series 2 begins tonight (June 11, 2020) at 10pm on BBC Two. All 10 episodes will be available as a BBC iPlayer box set from June 11.

All Series 1 episodes are available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

The new series consists of 10 episodes.

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