Amazon Studios has announced Malcolm McDowell, Samson Kayo, Emma D’Arcy, Susan Wokoma and Julian Barratt amongst others will be joining Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in new Amazon Original, Truth Seekers, from Pegg, Frost and Miles Ketley’s UK based production company Stolen Picture. This new UK produced Amazon Original comedy horror series will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories and begins filming this week.
McDowell will play Richard, Kayo will play Elton, D’Arcy will play Astrid, Wokoma will play Helen, whilst Barratt will play Dr. Peter Toynbee. As previously announced, Pegg will star as Dave, and Frost as Gus.
Additional cast for the series also include Morgana Robinson as Janey, Kate Nash as Mary and Kevin Eldon as Jack.
Truth Seekers is a horror comedy 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. 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.
Set in a mysterious world filled with dread and just-out-of-sight monsters, Truth Seekers mixes the very funny with the very scary in an exciting take on genre storytelling from the minds that gave us Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Sick Note and Paul.
Truth Seekers is co-written by Pegg, Frost, Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz who Executive Produce alongside Ketley and Jim Field Smith who also serves as Director. Richard Webb serves as Producer for the show and Sally Broome as Casting Director.