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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are producing a comedy TV series about Paranormal Investigators

January 18th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Great news today as it’s been announced the Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the blokes behind Space, Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and more, are developing a new TV series!

The duo have a production house called Stolen Picture now and they want to launch movies and TV shows that have their now familiar style of humour and it’s all kicking off with a new series called Truth Seekers which will focus on three friends who are also paranormal investigators… we just imagined a Pegg and Frost Ghostbusters for a second there, sorry,

Anyway…

“Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something,” says Pegg says.

“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. 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.”

As for wether or not the duo will star in the series, it’s likely; Frost had this to say: “I’d rather have a lot less money and make a film or a TV series and have a great time doing it than put it through a million processes and people you don’t know and you don’t respect creatively.”

The duo are also working on several movies through the company including Slaughterhouse Rulez: “A horror-comedy directed by Crispian Mills and set in a well-to-do public school, the movie is “very satirical, very much about the UK selling itself off. It’s about fracking as well, and that unleashes some awful subterranean demon.”

They are also working on a movie about a failed double act getting back together for one last hurrah: “We’d like to do it as a two-hander and make it on a very low budget,” says Pegg.

“We’ve had the idea for a long time, and we’re going to write an outline and then improvise and make something, which is far looser than when we work with Edgar…where every transition is so precise.”

 

We’re just hoping that, as well as producing, we’ll see more of the duo together on screen too.

How’s that for a slice of fried gold?

Source: Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….