According to an exclusive report by Variety, Amazon has picked up the international rights to Truth Seekers, an upcoming comedy series by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
The series is the first project coming from the duo’s production company, Stolen Picture.
The duo first rose to fame by starring in the short-lived TV series, Spaced and then later the Cornetto Trilogy of films (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End) directed by Edgar Wright.
Nick Frost will be playing Gus, who is part of a ghost-hunting duo that uncovers and film paranormal sightings across the U.K. including haunted churches, underground bunkers and abandoned hospitals.
Pegg told Variety, “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.”
Meanwhile, Simon Pegg will play Dave, which no details about the character have been released.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Simon, Nick and the entire team at Stolen Picture to make what is set to be the next thrilling Amazon Original series for Prime Video made by leading British talent,” said Georgia Brown, director of European Amazon Original Series.
Simon, Miles and I, and everyone at Stolen Picture, are incredibly happy to be making ‘Truth Seekers’ with our new partners, Amazon Prime Video,” Frost tells Variety. “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.”
The series will be written by Pegg and Frost along with Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz. It’ll be produced by Richard Webb, Miles Ketley, Jim Field Smith and will consist of eight 30-minute episodes.
No release date has been announced but production for the series is set to begin in September.