Wellington Paranormal heads to Sky Comedy this April
James R | On 15, Mar 2021
Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s Wellington Paranormal will be available this April on Sky Comedy.
The cult mockumentary comedy follows Officers Minogue and O’Leary, who are invited to join the new Wellington Paranormal Unit of the Police when they unwittingly bring in a young woman possessed by the demon Bazu’aal – a demon who can jump from body to body and who is literally hell-bent on opening a portal to Hades in Cuba Street’s iconic Bucket Fountain. With the help of their Senior Sergeant Ruawai Maaka, they succeed in banishing the demon thanks to some quick googling and so the Wellington Paranormal Unit is born. Because there are some crimes normal cops can’t investigate.
Across the rest of the series, the hapless duo investigate an alien invasion on a farm; meet a werewolf out for revenge on her ex; resolve a noise complaint at a haunted house full of ghosts from the 1970s; encounter the vampire Nick from What We Do in the Shadows stealing blood from the hospital, along the way investigating a ghost behind a dairy, a scary ritual in a park, some creepy clowns by the road and a couple of dreary goths in a cemetery; then in the exciting conclusion to the series, Minogue and O’Leary race to stop a pair of zombified cops from their station before they get to Courtenay Place on a Friday night and cause a zombie apocalypse. As you do.
Blending a typical police reality show and X-Files-style paranormal events the show uses a cast of comedic improvisers with scripts by exciting new writing talent, including Nick Ward (The Ferryman), Melanie Bracewell (Mean Mums), Amanda Alison (Mean Mums) and Jessica Hansell (Ahikaroa). The show is directed, produced and script edited by Clement with the help of director Jackie Van Beek (The Breaker Upperers) and executive produced by Waititi,
All three seasons will arrive on Sky Comedy as a box set on Monday 5th April. Don’t have Sky? You can also stream it live and on-demand legally on NOW, for £9.99 a month, with no contract and a 7-day free trial.