Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Comedy Horror Series TRUTH SEEKERS Picked Up by Amazon
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have been developing a comedy horror series called Truth Seekers, and it was recently picked up by Amazon! The streaming service will launch the series as one of their originals.
Frost and Pegg will play a paranormal investigative team, named Gus and David. 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.” We don’t know much about Pegg’s character Dave yet.
Frost had this to say in a statement:
“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.”
“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.”
Truth Seekers will consist of eight 30-minute episodes and production on the series will start this September. Pegg and Frost are co-writing the series with Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz who executive produce. Jim Field Smith will direct.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the work that Pegg and Frost have done together over the years, and this sounds like it’s going to be a great and funny project for them to work on! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!