Thanks to Amazon Studios we’re going to see Simon Pegg and Nick Frost working together again for their upcoming horror-comedy ‘Truth Seekers.’ Unlike much of their past work this isn’t going to be a feature film but an ongoing series which has the two creatives working acting as paranormal investigators. The show is the first project which the pair are doing through their production company Stolen Picture which they’ve created with Miles Ketley and is backed by Sony.
Frost will play Gus and Pegg will portray Dave. We don’t know much about Dave yet, but there are quite a few details about the character Frost is playing, which makes him sound like the star of the show. According to early details, Gus is “one half of a ghost-hunting, duo who team up to uncover and film paranormal sightings across the U.K. in the series. 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.” It isn’t clear if Dave is the other half or just part of the series, but chances are he’ll be the other half of this investigating duo.
The first season will have eight episodes and is produced by Richard Webb. Production will begin in September on a script by Pegg, Frost, as well as Nat Saunders, and James Serafinowicz. Jim Field Smith is slated to direct it.
According to Frost:
“Simon, Miles and I, and everyone at Stolen Picture, are incredibly happy to be making ‘Truth Seekers’ with our new partners, Amazon Prime Video, It’s been nothing but a joyride in seeing this mad tale of paranormal conspiracy unfold in all its understated brilliance. Amazon’s commitment and support of the show, and of original programming generally, showed us that we couldn’t be collaborating with a bigger or better team.”
As to the show, Pegg has also chimed in with:
“Nick and I are delighted that ‘Truth Seekers’ has found a home with Amazon Prime Video. We’re looking forward to working closely with them and creating something very special. These are truly exciting times for television, and I can’t think of a better partner than Amazon to accompany us on a return to the smaller screen.”
The streaming giant is, of course, thrilled to have them on board with the director of European Amazon Original Series Georgia Brown saying:
“We’re thrilled to be working with Simon, Nick and the entire team at Stolen Picture to make what is set to be the next thrilling Amazon Original series for Prime Video made by leading British talent. “
It sounds like we’re going to be in for a fun series that begins as what looks like stand-alone episodes but builds to something more significant by the end of the season.
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