Any episode of “What We Do in the Shadows” has more celebrity cameos than season 1, episode 7, “The Trial.” Nor is it a case of quantity outweighing quality – the episode offers an impressive amount of guest star entertainment material. “The Trial” begins by introducing viewers to the final series regular show guide (Kristen Schall), featuring Dave Bautista as the imprisoned vampire Garrett and, most importantly, a vampire worthy of the name Actors play members of the Vampire Council.
Tilda Swinton, who plays Eve the vampire in “Only the Lovers Are Alive,” is the leader of the committee. Other committee members include Paul Rubens (Emeline in Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Danny Trejo (Razor Charlie in Dusk Til Dawn) and Evan Rachel Wood (Sophie Anne in True Blood). Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh and Jemaine Clement also reprise their roles as Viago von Dorna Schmarten Scheden Heimburg, Deacon Brucke and Poker Vladislav from the 2014 original What We Do in the Shadows movie. Wesley Snipes is a half-vampire Daywalker who, like his character Blade, appears via video chat over Skype. Vampire actors Robert Pattinson, Kiefer Sutherland, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt have been suggested as unsuccessful council members.