Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have taken on zombies, small-town criminals, and aliens, and now the British comedy duo is turning their attention to ghosts.
Pegg and Frost are set to star in Truth Seekers, a horror-comedy series about a pair of paranormal investigators. According to Variety, the series is about a “ghost-hunting duo who team up to uncover and film paranormal sightings across the U.K. … They stake out haunted churches, underground bunkers, and abandoned hospitals using an array of homemade ghost-detecting gizmos and share their adventures on an online channel. Their supernatural experiences grow more frequent, terrifying, and even deadly as the pair begin to uncover a conspiracy that could threaten the entire human race.” Frost added in a statement, “It’s been nothing but a joyride in seeing this mad tale of paranormal conspiracy unfold in all its understated brilliance.”
Essentially, the series sounds like a funny X-Files with more of a focus on ghosts as opposed to aliens. That synopsis sounds an awful lot like the Adam Scott and Craig Robinson-starring series Ghosted, which was canceled after just one season last year. Hopefully, with Pegg and Frost running the show, Truth Seekers will fare better, but that remains to be seen.
Truth Seekers will air on Amazon Prime Video and will consist of 8 roughly half-hour episodes, and while no premiere date has been set, production is expected to begin in September.
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