'Wellington Paranormal' Cops Could Be Forced To Face Off With The Chupacabra
July 22, 2021 1:00 AM ‐ Paranormal • Television
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'Wellington Paranormal' creator hints that officers Minogue and O'Leary might go on the hunt of the chupacabra in a future series of the kiwi supernatural comedy.
Jemaine Clement co-created the show as a spin-off from his cult 2014 vampire film, 'What We Do In The Shadows'. The Grammy and Emmy award-winning comedy writer has teased that in a future episode of the show the fearless officers based in New Zealand's capital city might investigate a beast more commonly found in South America.
Sergeant Maaka could send Minogue and O'Leary on the search of a chupacabra, which means "goatsucker". A terrifying beast that leaves a trail of animal corpses in its wake. It is said to have no hair, needle-like fangs, large red eyes, a row of spines down its back and bat-like wings.
Played by Mike Minogue and Karen O'Leary, the Wellington police officers tackle various supernatural cases throughout the first three series of the show. The comedy is delivered in the style of a police reality show, and follows the kiwi cops as they investigate cases such as a noise complaint at a haunted house full of ghosts from the 1970s, a coven of threatening teen witches, and the haunting of the '85 Nissan 300 Zx.
All 19 episodes of the comedy are available to watch as a three-season boxset right now in the UK on Sky Comedy and Now TV, and has just debuted in the US on The CW network and HBO Max. The show is also due to premiere on HBO Latin America, which lead Jemaine to talk about a possible cameo for the native chupacabra in a future series.
Jemaine told, Entertainment Weekly, "we had a vampire in the 'Shadows' movie who is from Chile, so maybe he can bring something back from his original homeland. I'd really love to see the team go somewhere else, too. And if it's Latin America, it would be awesome if they'd learn Spanish."
Of course this is all just speculation right now, and we know that the goatsucker won't appear in the show's fourth series as filming for the next series started earlier this year and the titles of all six new episodes have already been revealed. The fourth series is due to premiere in 2022.
- Episode 1: Skeleton Crew
- Episode 2: Wicked Man
- Episode 3: Bird Woman
- Episode 4: Three Cops, One Night
- Episode 5: Time Cop
- Episode 6: The Coolening
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