Again in July, throughout the digital San Diego Comedian-Con@Residence, Amazon Studios launched a beguiling teaser for Fact Seekers, the forthcoming sci-fi/horror/comedy collection starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. It seemed like a variety of enjoyable—how might you go incorrect with a reunion of Pegg and Frost? The total trailer simply dropped, and it undoubtedly reinforces that constructive first impression. We additionally now have a launch date: Amazon will display the primary two episodes on the Canneseries competition on October 10 and can launch the complete collection on Prime Video on October 30, 2020.
As we reported beforehand, the collection was created by Pegg, Frost, James Serafinowicz, and Nat Saunders. It is envisioned as a cross between The X-Recordsdata and the British TV collection Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World. Every of the eight episodes will concentrate on a particular paranormal incident, a throwback to a traditional monster-of-the-week format. Moderately than going with pure spoof, Fact Seekers will apparently take its horror elements significantly.
Per the official synopsis:
Fact Seekers is a supernatural comedy collection a few staff of part-time paranormal investigators who staff as much as uncover and movie ghost sightings throughout the UK, sharing their adventures on a web based channel for all to see. Nevertheless, as they stake out haunted church buildings, underground bunkers and deserted hospitals with their array of home made ghost-detecting gizmos, their supernatural experiences develop extra frequent, extra terrifying and even lethal, as they start to uncover a conspiracy that might result in Armageddon for the whole human race.
Frost performs Gus, described as a lonely man with a boring job putting in broadband, who moonlights as an beginner paranormal investigator. Pegg has a considerably smaller function (when it comes to display time) as Gus’ somewhat paranoid boss, Dave, who might or might not be as much as one thing suspicious.
The remainder of the forged contains Gus’ fellow ghost hunters: Gus’ cantankerous father, Richard (THE Malcolm McDowell, A Clockwork Orange, Bombshell), Astrid (Emma D’Arcy, Hannah), Gus’ co-worker Elton (Samson Kayo, Dolittle), and Helen (Susie Wokoma, Yr of the Rabbit, Enola Holmes). Julian Barratt (In Material) performs Dr. Peter Toynbee, who appears to have some doubtful occult leanings.
The brand new trailer opens with Dave assembly along with his “No.1 installer,” Gus, and giving him the duty of coaching up the brand new man, Elton. Gus is much from thrilled: “The very last thing I would like is a few clueless millennial mouth breather cluttering up my van.” That is after we see Elton can also be sitting in on the assembly. It does not seem to be the start of a lovely friendship, however then Elton sees what appears to be a ghost on considered one of their broadband service visits.
That is when Gus tells him about his aspect gig as a ghost hunter, particularly the host of a low-budget YouTube collection known as Fact Seekers. Elton needs nothing additional to do with ghosts, however then Astrid stops their van in a panic. She insists she’s being chased by ghosts and asks for his or her assist. The remainder of the trailer offers a tantalizing style of the sorts of specters we will anticipate our ragged band of beginner ghost hunters to come across—extra “malevolent entities” than mere stressed spirits. One factor’s for certain: if an incantation must be forged, it will be poor Elton who will get caught with ingesting the tepid urine.
Fact Seekers debuts on Amazon Prime on October 30, 2020.
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