You can’t help but be excited for this one, with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost teaming up once again for a sitcom that will no doubt be bother hilarious and terrifying.
Written by the aforementioned duo – along with Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz – the show follows amateur paranormal investigators as they traverse the UK in search for haunted sites.
We’ve all seen what the world of ghost-hunting can offer us in TV and film, but Amazon promise us as ‘exciting take on genre storytelling’, that is equal parts ‘very funny’ and ‘very scary’. This isn’t totally new territory for the duo, of course. Shaun of the Dead used to terrify me when I was younger.
Truth Seekers will feature Malcolm McDowell as Richard, Samson Kayo as Elton, Susan Wokoma as Helen and Emma D’Arcy as Astrid, and that’s before we mention Nick Frost’s Gus and Simon Pegg’s Dave. Pictures have been released of these very characters and they all look pretty fun, albeit with Pegg wearing the worst wig I’ve ever seen.
The synopsis reads:
“Starring Nick Frost as Gus and Simon Pegg as Dave, Truth Seekers is a horror comedy series about a team of 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“.
Hmmmm. “A conspiracy that could threaten the entire human race” seems a bit much. Obviously I don’t know anything about this show, but not everything needs to be world-threatening.
Why can’t the two just take on different ghosts in each episode, with them being self-contained stories? Nothing wrong with small-scale quests, and sometimes they’re more refreshing.
Still, I’m very much looking forward to this.
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