Truth Seekers: Everything we know about Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s 'very scary' new supernatural comedy horror series

Malcolm McDowell, Samson Kayo, Emma D’Arcy, Kate Nash and Julian Barratt also star in the exclusive Amazon Prime Video series about a team of part-time paranormal investigators.

By Sophia Moir Updated: 24 July 2020 - 11.00am
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From the minds of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Sick Note comes the ‘very funny and very scary’ TV series, Truth Seekers.

Co-written and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the brand new supernatural comedy horror series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories.

Also starring Malcolm McDowell, Julian Barratt and Kate Nash, Truth Seekers follows 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.

Here, we reveal everything we know about Amazon series Truth Seekers so far.

When is Truth Seekers on Amazon Prime Video?

Filming for Truth Seekers started in September 2019, and it's been confirmed that the series will launch in autumn 2020 - although a specific release date has yet to be announced.

When it launches on Amazon Prime Video, it will consist of eight episodes.

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Is there a trailer?

Yes! The first teaser trailer for Truth Seekers was released at Amazon's Comic-Con@Home panel in July 2020:

The key art for the series was also revealed in July 2020:

Who's in the Truth Seekers cast?

Leading the cast of Truth Seekers are its creators Nick Frost, below centre, and Simon Pegg. Frost stars as Gus, and Pegg stars as Dave, but we don’t know any more about their characters just yet.

Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) plays Richard, alongside Samson Kayo (Timewasters) as Elton, right, and Emma D’Arcy (Wanderlust) as Astrid, left.

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Susan Wokoma (Year of the Rabbit) plays Helen, and Julian Barratt (Killing Eve) plays Dr Peter Toynbee.

Additional cast for the series also include Morgana Robinson (The Windsors) as Janey, Kate Nash (GLOW) as Mary and Kevin Eldon (Hot Fuzz) as Jack.

What is Truth Seekers about?

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. 

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!

Brand new images - released July 2020

Truth Seekers Samson Kayo Amazon Prime Video
New images of Amazon Original Truth Seekers released
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New images of Amazon Original Truth Seekers released
Truth Seekers Simon Pegg Amazon Prime Video
New images of Amazon Original Truth Seekers released
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New images of Amazon Original Truth Seekers released

Where was Truth Seekers filmed?

There’s not currently any information on filming locations for Truth Seekers, but Nick Frost shared some (creepy) behind-the-scenes photos from filming in September 2019:

Truth Seekers will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in autumn 2020.