The beloved “regular human bartender,” Laszlo’s alter ego Jackie Daytona, is one character fans would love to see return. But it doesn’t seem terribly likely, at least according to Berry. “[It has] nothing to do with me. That would be down to the two people [sitting] at the end [of the panel, referring to Simms and Robinson]. I’m just more than happy to be here.”

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Will Laszlo’s magic flute return?

Will Laszlo’s magic flute return?

It’s still TBD if Laszlo’s lawyer persona will have another day in court.
It’s still TBD if Laszlo’s lawyer persona will have another day in court.
Photo: Russ Martin/FX

Can confirm: according to Simms, the flute will return this season. “When Laszlo and Nandor and Baby Colin and go to a hunting cabin with [their] neighbor Sean, you get to see all sorts of creatures—including many that Laszlo, once again, tames by playing his magical flute.”

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Will there be lots of excellent guest stars this season?

Will there be lots of excellent guest stars this season?

The Guide started as a guest star, and is now part of the ensemble.
The Guide started as a guest star, and is now part of the ensemble.
Photo: Russ Martin/FX

While team What We Do in the Shadows wouldn’t confirm anyone specific other than Fred Armisen, they conveyed that yes, the guest-star game will be just as good this year as it has been in years past. “There’s some good ones,” Robinson teased. “Some good surprises ... if you like true cameos, then [you] might have to look twice before you recognize who they are.”

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There’s [guest stars] that to give it away would spoil the fun of it,” Simms added.

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What’s the one vampire trope we’ll probably never see on the show?

What’s the one vampire trope we’ll probably never see on the show?

Wooden stakes, yes. Bags of rice on the floor, no.
Wooden stakes, yes. Bags of rice on the floor, no.
Photo: Russ Martin, FX

“We have [had it scripts] but we’ve never gotten there: there’s a part of vampire lore that if you throw a bunch of rice on the floor, vampires have to count each grain before they can do anything else,” Simms said.Sort of like an OCD thing ... it’s such a weird thing. It requires so much explanation that we’ve never been able to figure out how to do it.” (Side note: The X-Files already did this one, anyway!)

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What We Do in the Shadows returns Tuesday, July 12 on FX; each episode can also be found streaming the next day on Hulu.


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