'Truth Seekers': First look at Simon Pegg in his new Amazon show with Nick Frost

Tom Butler
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Simon Pegg as Dave in new Amazon Original Truth Seekers
Simon Pegg as Dave in new Amazon Original Truth Seekers

Amazon has shared a new look at its upcoming supernatural comedy series Truth Seekers ahead of its virtual Comic-Con@Home panel later this week.

Starring Nick Frost, Malcolm McDowell, Samson Kayo, Susan Wokoma, Emma D’Arcy and Simon Pegg, Truth Seekers is a supernatural comedy drama series about 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.

The show was partly inspired by Pegg and Frost’s pre-fame visits to haunted locations.

The new images, released today, reveal the second look at the cast in character: Nick Frost as Gus, Malcolm McDowell as Richard, Samson Kayo as Elton, Susan Wokoma as Helen, Emma D’Arcy as Astrid and Simon Pegg as Dave.

Nick Frost as Gus Roberts in new Amazon Original Truth Seekers
Nick Frost as Gus Roberts in new Amazon Original Truth Seekers

On Thursday, July 23, 12:00 PDT (8pm UK time), Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and writers James Serafinowicz (Sick Note), and Nat Saunders (Sick Note) will take part in a discussion and Q&A moderated by Empire magazine's Chris Hewitt, as part of San Diego Comic-Con’s online event.

Read more: First look at Truth Seekers

The show does not have a launch date yet, but the eight-part series is expected to land on Prime Video at some point in 2020. It was filmed over August 2019.

Susan Wokoma and Malcolm McDowell in Truth Seekers. (Amazon)
Susan Wokoma and Malcolm McDowell in Truth Seekers. (Amazon)

The show is one of the first TV projects to launch from Stolen Picture, the production company launched by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in 2017.

Talking about the show when it was first announced, Pegg said: “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.

Malcolm McDowell as Richard in new Amazon Original Truth Seekers
Malcolm McDowell as Richard in new Amazon Original Truth Seekers

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 added: “Simon, Miles [Ketley] and I, and everyone at Stolen Picture, are incredibly happy to be making Truth Seekers with our new partners, Amazon Prime Video.

Emma D'Arcy as Astrid in new Amazon Original Truth Seekers starring Nick Frost and Simon Pegg
Emma D'Arcy as Astrid in new Amazon Original Truth Seekers starring Nick Frost and Simon Pegg

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,” said Georgia Brown, Director of European Amazon Original Series.

Samson Kayo as Elton in new Amazon Original Truth Seekers
Samson Kayo as Elton in new Amazon Original Truth Seekers

“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 Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz who Executive Produce alongside Miles Ketley and Jim Field Smith who also serves as Director.