Best known for their work together in films like Paul and Edgar Wright's Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End), Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are going full steam ahead with their partnership and creating yet another new genre property.
The pair recently announced their new production company Stolen Picture has set the cast on a comedy-horror film called Slaughterhouse Rulez. Now it appears the duo are ready to seek the truth on TV, and are developing a new television series backed by Sony Pictures Television called Truth Seekers, a half-hour horror comedy in which stars a team of paranormal investigators.
We've seen Frost and Pegg take on everything from zombies to aliens to evil government agencies, so it's not a stretch to think they've got a pretty good handle on the paranormal as a whole, at least from a comedic sense. But we don't know what sort of entities they'll be researching. Are we looking at a comedic version of Ghost Hunters that has a reality TV aspect, or more of a Supernatural vibe with more laughs?
Speaking to Variety, Pegg explained the show a bit. “Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something,” he said, which is good fodder for a monster-of-the-week format.
“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," said Pegg. "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.”
While Truth Seekers is still in the very early stages, it's hard not to have a good feeling about a TV series from Pegg and Frost with a potential paranormal/ supernatural/ cryptozoological feel. After all, what could possibly go wrong?