Comic-Con 2020: Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Unveil ‘Truth Seekers’ Teaser

Any time Simon Pegg and Nick Frost get back together it’s a cause to celebrate. Yesterday, the first images of their Amazon horror-comedy series Truth Seekers were revealed, and today saw Pegg, Frost, and co-writers James Serafinowicz and Nat Saunders attend a Comic-Con @ Home panel where they debuted a teaser.

The series follows “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.”

Frost leads the way as Gus, who uses his boring job as a broadband installer to cover for his paranormal investigations. Pegg plays a supporting role as Gus’s boss, who may or may not be up to something evil. So don’t expect the traditional teamup from the Cornetto duo, which may disappoint some of their fans.

However, they do say to look for a tone that balances horror and humor much the same way Shaun of the Dead did…

“You have to not make fun of the horror,” Pegg said.  “It’s tempting with genre fair to parody that…but I think the key for horror-comedy is to take the horror seriously.”

Also featuring Malcolm McDowell, Emma D’Arcy, Samson Kayo, and Susan Wokoma, Truth Seekers hits Amazon Prime later this year.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.