Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are teaming up again for a new Amazon Prime series, with the Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz actors both co-writing (with Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz) and starring in a tale of paranormal investigators called Truth Seekers.
“It’s been nothing but a joyride in seeing this mad tale of paranormal conspiracy unfold in all its understated brilliance,” Frost said of the partnership with Amazon Prime – but what can we expect from the new series? Who else stars in it, and what kind of supernatural creatures will Frost and Pegg be facing?
When is Truth Seekers coming out?
Amazon has yet to announce an official release date for Truth Seekers, only noting that the sci-fi/fantasy/horror comedy will arrive “later this year” on their platform.
At an educated guess, we’d assume the series would arrive in autumn 2020, but we’ll keep you posted with more updates.
Truth Seekers will be eight episodes long, with every entry directed by The Wrong Mans’ Jim Field Smith.
Is there a Truth Seekers trailer?
Full of spooky creatures, dark magic and talk of parallel universe, the teaser’s tagline – “the truth is way, way out there” – looks sure to promise some truly weird and wonderful episodes going forward.
Truth Seekers cast on Amazon
Nick Frost leads the series as Gus, described as a lonely man who works at “the most boring job you could have” – installing broadband. However, he uses this job as a cover for his true passion, which has him investigate strange phenomena for an online audience.
Simon Pegg stars as Gus’ boss Dave, the head of the broadband company who may have some nefarious motives.
The series also stars Samson Kayo as Elton, Emma D’Arcy as Astrid, Susie Wokoma as Helen, Malcolm McDowell as Richard and The Mighty Boosh’s Julian Barratt as Dr Peter Toynbee.