‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Producer on What’s at Stake for Guillermo After the Finale’s Big Twist

On the Season 1 finale of Jemaine Clement’s “What We Do in the Shadows,” the lifelong dream of vampire familiar Guillermo (Harvey Guillén) gets a nightmarish twist.

The loyal human servant of Nandor (Kayvan Novak) has endured thankless, grisly tasks for no pay in hopes of someday being turned into a vampire himself.

After taking a DNA test, however, he realizes that he’s descended from Abraham Van Helsing, the original vampire hunter.Guillermo is not supposed to become a vampire; he’s supposed to kill them.

Oops.Co-executive producer and writer Stefani Robinson spoke to IndieWire about conceiving the finale twist, the fate of Gregor (Jake Mcdorman), and what Season 2 could bring.“When we were first writing the season, we think of the silliest premise possible.

It’s really fun and easy that way because throwing a vampire in any sort of mundane situation [works] comedically,” she said.

“If they got their DNA tested,

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