What can we expect from the new supernatural comedy Truth Seekers?
Amazon Prime Video has teamed up with Simon Pegg of Shaun of the Dead, Nick Frost of Hot Fuzz, as well as James Serafinowicz and Nat Saunders of Sick Note to bring us the new supernatural horror-comedy show Truth Seekers.
This eight-episode series brings us through the UK as this team of supernatural hunters goes on extravagant ghost hunts.
They came to SDCC to tell us more about their series. Interviewer Chris Hewitt sat down with Simon, Nick, James, and Nat to discuss all things Truth Seekers and the supernatural.
What is Truth Seekers about?
Truth Seekers stars Nick Frost as a broadband installer named Gus. He has a youtube channel and a love for the paranormal. His interest in the paranormal spikes when he looses a loved one that helped to spark his interest in the first place. He is wanting to find a way to communicate or see them on another plane.
While at work, Gus meets up with a coworker, Elton, played by Samson Kayo, and together they go out and explore the supernatural.
How do the comedy and horror balance in the show?
Simon spoke to the different ways they wanted to bring both comedy and horror into the show, as well as when the appropriate times were to highlight each.
“I think you just have to not make fun of the horror, you know. It’s tempting with genre fare to kind of parody that because it’s fairly easy to parody something which asks you to suspend your disbelief, because you can just sort of fold your arms and go “nah”. But I think the key with horror comedy is to take the horror completely seriously, and allow the comedy to exist adjacant to it.”
What did the creative process look like?
Co-creators and writers Nat and James discuss the different ways they tried to make Truth Seekers authentic for the viewers.
First, the team decided that they were going to use as many “practical effects” as they could and limit the CGI. They also decided to film on real set locations. Some of these include old victorian homes, hospitals, and an old bio lab that had clinical cages and gas chambers.
Do they really believe in ghosts?
Simon and Nick joked about their ghost hunting extravaganzas in real life. They have driven to churches and have explored the Highgate station. While Nat and Simon talk more about aliens and UFOs rather than supernatural hunting.
It wouldn’t be SDCC without a sneak peek! Watch the trailer of Truth Seekers below!
What do you think? Do you believe in the supernatural? Have the truth seekers sucked you in?
You can watch Truth Seekers premiering this year on Amazon Prime Video!