If you’ve missed the collaborations between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, then Truth Seekers might be exactly what the doctor ordered. Known for their comedic turns in Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, the real-life besties will play ghost hunters in this supernatural horror-comedy series for Amazon. They'll also write the show, which is the first project from their new production company, Stolen Picture.
Speaking with Inverse back in 2017, Frost revealed he and Pegg were working on "something a bit special." Now it's finally coming to fruition.Truth Seekers was officially announced back in January 2018 and Amazon picked up the show last August. In a statement, Frost had this to say about the collaboration:
“Simon, Miles 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.”
Truth Seekers was teased a bit during a Comic-Con@Home panel in July and it's finally got a premiere date scheduled. In that vein, here’s everything we know so far about the Amazon series.
When is the release date for Truth Seekers?
Truth Seekers will premiere on Friday, October 30. The Amazon series will consist of eight half-hour episodes in Season 1 and will land just in time for Halloween. Spooky indeed.
What is the plot ofTruth Seekers?
Truth Seekers follows Gus and Dave, two part-time paranormal investigators who track and film their ghostly findings — complete with homemade gadgets — and stream it to an online audience. They stake out haunted houses and abandoned buildings in hopes that there’ll be a supernatural sighting. However, the longer they continue to investigate, the more creepy their adventures get and they soon find themselves trying to solve a conspiracy that could put the whole world in danger. It’s basically a paranormal Armageddon with a humorous twist.
Who is in the cast of Truth Seekers?
Here’s the cast list, alongside the characters they’ll be playing. We don’t know much else about these characters at this early stage, but we will soon enough.
- Pegg as Dave
- Frost as Gus
- Samson Kayo as Elton
- Malcolm McDowell as Richard
- Emma D’Arcy as Astrid
- Susan Wokoma as Helen
- Julian Barratt as Dr. Peter Toynbee
- Morgana Robinson as Janey
- Kate Nash as Mary
- Kevin Eldon as Jack
Is there a trailer for Truth Seekers?
Yes! At long last we have our first look at the upcoming Amazon series and it's pretty hilarious. Check out the trailer below!
Here's an updated trailer with some additional footage and the release date confirmation.
Truth Seekers does not yet have a scheduled release date.