Amazon Prime Video has secured global rights to “Truth Seekers” from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Miles Ketley’s U.K.-based production company Stolen Picture.
The new comedy horror series will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories, the company announced on Monday morning.
“Truth Seekers” stars Frost and Pegg as part-time paranormal investigators who team up to uncover and film ghost sightings across the U.K., 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, according the the network description.
Frost and Pegg have previously collaborated on “Shaun of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz” and “The World’s End,” collectively known as the “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy.
“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,” Pegg said in a statement. “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.”
Frost continued: “Simon, Miles and I, and everyone at Stolen Picture, are incredibly happy to be making ‘Truth Seekers’ with our new partners, Amazon Prime Video. 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.”
“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,” Georgia Brown, director of European Amazon Original Series, added. “I’m excited for audiences around the globe to see what they’re creating, and to meet the fantastic characters on this special, unique, and terrifying quest.”
“Truth Seekers” is co-written by Pegg, Frost, Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz who Executive Produce alongside Miles Ketley and Jim Field Smith who also serves as Director.
Further cast details and launch date have yet to be announced.
Variety was first to report the news.