The first two episodes of Wellington Paranormal arrive on the CW on July 11
The CW released its schedule for the week of July 11 – and that night, after another episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, they will make their debut Wellington Paranormal, showing consecutive 30-minute episodes. Half-hour shows are rare for The CW, which tends to focus on hour-long dramas, but Wellington Paranormal is an unusual sight for them on all levels. The series, which recently began filming its fourth season, hails from New Zealand and is a spin-off of What we do in the shadows. Created by Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement, the first episode was directed and co-written by Clement.
CW brands Wellington ParanormalFirst broadcast in the United States. The series has released a total of 18 episodes (three seasons of six episodes) and a Christmas special to date, as well as a number of short films designed as public service announcements focused on security and recruitment of police, and COVID-19 preparedness.
The main characters in the series are Officers Minogue and O’Leary (played by Mike Minogue and Karen O’Leary), who first appeared in the film version of What we do in the shadows like a pair of policemen. While What we do in the shadows has his own television adaptation which was very successful in North America, Wellington Paranormal was actually the first hit at a television link for the franchise. It is produced by the New Zealand Documentary Board. The episodes will air on HBO Max the day after they air on The CW.
Given that The CW seems to be leaning pretty hard on holiday programming this year, with a Christmas Beebo special and a few other original holiday shows, don’t be too surprised if the Christmas special, which aired in New Zealand in 2019, ends here in the US too.
You can see the official synopses for both episodes below.
“Demon Girl” – (9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)
FIRST SEASON – Officers O’Leary (Karen O’Leary) and Minogue (Mike Minogue) encounter the demon Bazu’aal when he descends on Wellington, leaving no man – or beast – unharmed. Jemaine Clement directed the episode written by himself and Paul Yates.
“Cop Circles” – (9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)
BEAM ME UP – O’Leary (Karen O’Leary) and Minogue (Mike Minogue) investigate possible alien activity in the Wellington countryside. Jemaine Clement directed the episode written by Melanie Bracewell.
Wellington The paranormal episodes will air the Sunday evening after DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on The CW starting July 11.