Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are doing humanity a favour by reuniting for their highly-anticipated Amazon series Truth Seekers. Created by Frost, Pegg, Nat Saunders, and James Serafinowicz (brother of Peter), the series sees Frost's Gus lead a team of supernatural investigators by night, and installs broadband by day. Pegg stars as his boss Dave, who is hiding more secrets than an ill-fitting wig.
The duo are going back to their comedy-horror roots with Truth Seekers, and the first trailer certainly proved that the horror and comedy were in equal measures. Speaking to Empire, Frost had this to say about the forthcoming series.
“We weren’t afraid of trying something like the British X-Files. Scale-wise, we can try something more ambitious. A lot of the comedy comes from these people being in weird situations. It’s not, ‘That ghost’s bum is out!’”
A British X-Files is a high-benchmark, but one that Frost, Pegg, and the rest of the gang are more than qualified to attempt to reach. The third and final flavour in the Cornetto trilogy, The World's End, was decidedly sci-fi as 2011 comedy Paul, mix in some outlandish horror, and the utter joy of seeing Frost and Pegg on screen, and that's one hot slice of fried gold. I think it's fair to say that as years go, 2020 hasn't been a good one, not by a ruddy long shot.
Also starring Malcolm McDowell, Emma D'Arcy, Samson Kayo, and Susie Wokoma, Amazon has yet to confirm when Truth Seekers will arrive, but just in time for Halloween seems like a good guess. Meanwhile, Pegg is currently back to work filming two Mission Impossible sequels back-to-back, production recently resumed on the blockbuster franchise with Tom Cruise reportedly renting two cruise ships to house hundreds of workers to prevent further stoppages. Nick Frost is also part of the cast of a high-profile secretive project, Joss Whedon's The Nevers is set to resume filming later this month, and is due to arrive on HBO sometime next year.