Comedians and genre-geeks Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, known for starring together in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End, are colloborating again on a new horror-comedy series titled Truth Seekers. The pair previously co-wrote and starred in the sci-fi comedy Paul. Truth Seekers brings the duo back to their Spaced-roots on the small screen. The series is expected to have an episodic format, with each episode covering a new paranormal incident investigated by a small three person team.
"Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something," Pegg elaborated in an interview with Variety. "It’ll start as a very parochial idea, a very small business venture for these people, but it will expand as the series goes on to be something far more global. It’s a language everyone understands, the mystery of the unknown. Shaun of the Dead was a very parochial story set in North London and somehow it managed to get this global reach because everyone understands the language of zombie movies."
Friends for their entire career, Pegg and Frost formed the production company Stolen Picture. The first film from the company, Slaughterhouse Rulez, will release in September of this year. Truth Seekers is the first television project slated for Stolen Picture. The team has plans to work only on their own projects, stating "eventually everything will be Stolen Picture." They have ideas for an improvisational film about a double act that reunites after decades of not speaking and are happy making low-budget features in exchange for creative control. Frost explains, "I’d rather have a lot less money and make a film or a TV series and have a great time doing it than put it through a million processes and people you don’t know and you don’t respect creatively."