The duo behind the likes of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead are to reunite for a new comedy-horror series about a pair of paranormal investigators called Truth Seekers.
The show will be the first by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s production company, Stolen Picture, and will be available on Amazon Prime Video, according to Variety.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are reuniting for a new series about ghost hunting. Credit: PA
A synopsis reads: “Frost plays Gus, one half of a ghost-hunting duo, who team up to uncover and film paranormal sightings across the UK 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.”
Pegg will star as Dave – though little is known about his character as of yet. Further casting is also expected to be announced soon.
Frost described their latest project as a ‘mad tale of paranormal conspiracy’.
He told Variety: “Simon, Miles [Miles Ketley, with whom he and Pegg set up their production company] 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.”
The show will be the first by Pegg and Frost’s production company, Stolen Picture. Credit: PA
Pegg echoed Frost’s sentiment, claiming it is ‘truly exciting times for television’.
He said: “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 series will be comprised of eight episodes, each lasting about half an hour, and will be produced by Richard Webb.
Pegg and Frost are co-writing the series with Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz, who will both executive produce alongside Ketley and Jim Field Smith. Ketley and Field Smith will also direct. Production is expected to get under way in September.
Georgia Brown, director of European Amazon Original Series, said: “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.”