Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have fought off zombies in Shaun of the Dead, solved a series of occultist murders in Hot Fuzz, and (mostly) survived the apocalypse in The World’s End. Now, the stars of the Cornetto Trilogy are injecting some comedy into the paranormal reality show genre with a parody of Ghost Hunters and similar series.
Truth Seekers, picked up by Amazon Studios, centers on a pair of paranormal investigators who visit haunted churches, underground bunkers, and abandoned hospitals looking for signs of ghostly activity. According to Variety, the first season sees “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”.
Frost is set to play Gus, one half of the ghost-hunting duo, but little has been revealed about Pegg’s character, Dave.
Pegg 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.”
Pegg and Frost are credited as co-writers on the project.