Amazon Drops Trailer for Simon Pegg’s Comedy-Horror Series ‘Truth Seekers’
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost scored as a wacky team in the British cop parody “Hot Fuzz.” Now, the duo is back in an eight-episode comedy-horror series called “Truth Seekers.”
The show, set in the UK, will stream on Amazon and is targeted for a fall release.
The “Truth Series” trailer just dropped — appearing first at the show’s Comic-Con@Home panel.
As Amazon describes the series: “’Truth Seekers’ is a supernatural 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. 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.”
During the “Truth Seekers” Comic-Con@Home panel, Pegg was asked how difficult it was to balance horror and comedy.
“It’s not difficult, I think you just have to not make fun of the horror,” Pegg answered. “I think the key with horror-comedy is to take the horror completely seriously and allow the comedy to exist adjacent to it.”
The show is written by Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz.