Remember how Simon Pegg and Nick Frost put together their own Stolen Picture production company last year? Well now we’ve got word on their first TV project.
As per Variety, the duo are developing a horror-comedy series called Truth Seekers. The current plan is for the show to be made up on half-hour episodes centred around a three-person paranormal investigation team.
Pegg told the outlet, “Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something. 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.”
This is the first small screen project for Stole Picture, but they’re already in post-production on their first feature film. A movie that was announced last year, Kula Shaker’s Crispian Mills is directing horror-comedy Slaughterhouse Rulez for the company. That effort will focus on a British boarding school that gets bloodily turned on its head once a strange sinkhole appears nearby.
As ever, expect more on Truth Seekers – and Slaughterhouse Rulez, for that matter – as we get it.