Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are back at it again.
Someone call in the ghostbusters because things are about to get a whole lot more spooky over at Amazon Prime. The comedy duo play amateur ghost hunters in the new series, Truth Seekers, alongside Emma D’Arcy (Misbehaviour), and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange).
Gus (Frost) is a broadband installer, but when it gets dark out, he’s a ghost hunter, sharing his paranormal adventures online. Could this the new 5G/coronavirus theory? I really hope not. But it’s said to blend comedy and horror, and if the Edgar Wright’s Cornetto trilogy has proved anything, it’s that these two are perfect at that.
It’ll be the first TV series from Pegg and Frost’s production company, “Stolen Picture”, following their first film released back in 2018, Slaughterhouse Rulez. Whilst I had high hopes for Slaughterhouse, I actually found the film pretty slow, and the great moments we’ve seen so often before between the duo just weren’t there. Truth Seekers is a chance to right that wrong, and I can only hope they run with it.
And judging from production, they seem to be trying pretty hard to scare themselves as well, never-mind the audience. Director Jim Field Smith made a point of using abandoned buildings and supposedly haunted locations to film the show. So maybe don’t be so sure that everything you’ll see on screen is a practical effect or CGI…
Truth Seekers could be great viewing for those of us that are scaredy-cats
There’s no release date as of yet, but creators have hinted that fans won’t have long to wait for the eight-part series. Autumn this year could make Truth Seekers great viewing for those of us scaredy-cats wanting more fun than fright over Halloween.
Looks like I’ll be signing back up for that Prime subscription then.
Last modified: 30th July 2020