Q: I've gotten hooked on that New Zealand show "Wellington Paranormal" on CW. When is it coming back?

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Adam Thomlison / TV Media

Unfortunately, "Wellington Paranormal" has gone on to the grave. But unlike so many of the perpetrators they chase on the horror-mockumentary series, it likely won't rise from the dead. It was announced well ahead of Season 4's debut in New Zealand that this would be the show's final season.

Jemaine Clement ("Flight of the Conchords"), who created the series along with fellow writer-director-actor Taika Waititi ("Jojo Rabbit," 2019), said the pair were "pausing" the show after Season 4 — partly because they have a million other projects going on at the same time — but that pause now seems permanent.

Waititi is busy being Hollywood's latest it-boy (he directed and wrote "Thor: Love and Thunder" earlier this year and will reportedly direct a Star Wars film in the near future). Clement, meanwhile, has roles in all three of the Avatar sequels currently being produced or planned, among other projects. The pair are also hard at work on a new season of their other paranormal mockumentary show, FX's "What We Do in the Shadows."

The similarity between those two shows is no coincidence. Both "Wellington Paranormal" and "What We Do in the Shadows" are spinoffs of Clement and Waititi's 2014 film version of "What We Do in the Shadows." "Wellington's" two cops, O'Leary (Karen O'Leary, "The Eggplant") and Minogue (Mike Minogue, "Hunt for the Wilderpeople," 2016), appeared briefly in the film.

While the "Shadows" show is produced for American TV, "Wellington" started as a local show in New Zealand and only later caught on internationally — available, as you say, on CW in the U.S. as well as HBO Max, and on the Crave streaming service in Canada.


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