Amazon Picks Up Simon Pegg/Nick Frost Paranormal Horror-Comedy TV Series ‘Truth Seekers’
Amazon Prime Video has announced they have picked up the global rights to paranormal horror-comedy ‘Truth Seekers‘ from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Miles Ketley’s UK based production company Stolen Picture.
The eight-part series stars Nick Frost as Gus and Simon Pegg as Dave, part-time paranormal investigators who team up to uncover and film ghost sightings across the UK, sharing their adventures on an online channel for all to see. However, as they stake out haunted churches, underground bunkers and abandoned hospitals with their array of homemade ghost-detecting gizmos, their supernatural experiences grow more frequent, more terrifying and even deadly, as they begin to uncover a conspiracy that could bring about Armageddon for the entire human race.
Set in a mysterious world filled with dread and just-out-of-sight monsters, Truth Seekers mixes the very funny with the very scary in an exciting take on genre storytelling from the minds that gave us Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Sick Note and Paul.
“Nick and I are delighted that Truth Seekers has found a home with Amazon Prime Video,” comments Pegg. “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.”
“Simon, Miles and I, and everyone at Stolen Picture, are incredibly happy to be making Truth Seekers with our new partners, Amazon Prime Video,” adds Frost. “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.”
Truth Seekers is co-written by Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Nat Saunders (‘Trollied’, ‘Sick Note’) and James Serafinowicz (‘Sick Note’, ‘The Peter Serafinowicz Show’) who Executive Produce alongside Miles Ketley (‘The Lady in the Van’, ‘The History Boys’) and Jim Field Smith (‘The Wrong Mans’, ‘Episodes’) who also serves as Director. Further details including casting and launch date will be announced in due course.
“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,” said Georgia Brown, Director of European Amazon Original Series. “I’m excited for audiences around the globe to see what they’re creating, and to meet the fantastic characters on this special, unique, and terrifying quest.”
No news on an exact premiere date yet (presumably 2020), but ‘Truth Seekers‘ will air launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video UK and in over 200 countries and territories. We’ll let you know when we hear more.
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