Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Reveal More About Their New Comedy-Horror TV Series
After forming indie TV and film production company Stolen Picture last year, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost also shared the exciting news that they'd be working on a new TV series together - and fans got EXCITED.
The pair are well known for their sterling work together, having starred in Pegg and Edgar Wright's 'Cornetto Trilogy', which included Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End. As in, some of the best, most darkly British comedies ever made.
They're also no strangers to the TV world, having both featured in cult Channel 4 series Spaced.
The double act have now revealed a little more info about what's in store for the half-hour horror-comedy series, which will be called Truth Seekers.
"Each episode is going to be an adventure, a potential haunting or something," Pegg told Variety.
"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.
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"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."
The show will follow three amateur paranormal investigators as they delve into some kind of paranormal incident, taking on a new monster each week.
The two also explained that, while still very busy with other projects, they'd eventually be 'breaking free' of past commitments and that 'eventually everything will be Stolen Picture'.
In fact, along with the long-awaited television project, they're also working on Stolen Picture's debut film, Slaughterhouse Rulez, which is now apparently in the post-production stage.
True to form, it will be a horror-comedy - a genre that the Pegg, Frost and Wright have absolutely nailed - and will be set in a well-to-do public school.
Pegg added that the movie, which is directed by Crispian Mills, is 'very satirical' and 'very much about the U.K. selling itself off'.
"It's about fracking as well, and that unleashes some awful subterranean demon," he said.
And luckily, it doesn't look like the twosome are going to be selling out too soon, admitting that they're not arsed about making big blockbusters.
"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," Frost said.
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