Amazon is really ramping up their Original series game as of late! "The Boys" premiered a few weeks back and had already been renewed for a second season, while they've also given new season orders to "The Expanse" and "Carnival Row". A James Wan-produced television series based on the ’90s slasher I Know What You Did Last Summer is also in the works.
Up next is "Truth Seekers," the long-gestating series from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Stolen Picture, wherein the duo play paranormal investigators!
Variety reports that the series will bow on Amazon Prime Video, which has landed international rights to the show and will launch it as an original.
In the series, "Frost and Pegg’s characters, Gus and Dave, team up to uncover and film paranormal sightings across the U.K. in the series. They stake out haunted churches, underground bunkers, and abandoned hospitals using an array of homemade ghost-detecting gizmos and share their adventures on an online channel. 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."
Pegg and Frost have appeared on screen together in hit series including "Spaced" and movies including the Edgar Wright-directed "Cornetto Trilogy," comprising Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, as well as Paul and Slaughterhouse Rulez.
"Nick and I are delighted that ‘Truth Seekers’ has found a home with Amazon Prime Video," said Pegg. "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."
Richard Webb will produce "Truth Seekers," which will comprise eight installments running to about half an hour apiece. Production starts in September.