Comic-Con 2020: Is the Amazon supernatural series 'Truth Seekers' based on true stories or is it fiction?
'Truth Seekers' is all set to premiere soon on Amazon Prime and will see the return of the two funnymen— Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The paranormal comedy series, 'Truth Seekers', star the duo as they partner up to uncover and film supernatural sightings across the United Kingdom. While much of the storyline has been under wraps, the biggest speculation is if it is based on true stories or is it complete fiction?
While there isn't much out there about the filming, there a few places scattered across the UK that have been dubbed as haunted. The Whitby Abbey and St Mary’s Church, North Yorkshire is one such place to start off. The story is that it is the home of 12 specters. Also add to this list, the Jamaica Inn in Cornwall,. According to Countryfile, there are reports of the unexplained sound of footsteps in the Smugglers Bar.
There are a few more places that can be looked at: The necropolis in Glasgow, the Muncaster Castle and the Tower of London. However, with the series synopsis looking at a storyline and a conspiracy, the debate whether the locations picked and the storylines based on true events will continue until the time of Comic-Con 2020 panel.
The official synopsis reads: "A ghost-hunting…duo team up to uncover and film paranormal sightings across the UK in the series. They stake out haunted churches, underground bunkers, and abandoned hospitals using an array of homemade ghost-detecting gizmos and share their adventures on an online channel. Their supernatural experiences grow more frequent, terrifying, and even deadly as the pair begin to uncover a conspiracy that could threaten the entire human race."
However, Frost shared some exclusive BTS images on Instagram while filming that piqued the interest of fans. Fans did try their hand at guessing. "Is this at the old shredded wheat factory?" a fan asked while another commented: "Is that the stairs to Martha’s flat?" This could probably be a reference to the 2019 English series,'Ghosts'.
For now, it does seem like this will be a bit of a wait. The 'Truth Seekers' panel is slated for July 23 at 12 pm PST and will be moderated by Empire Magazine’s Chris Hewitt. Simon Peg, Frost, James Serafinowicz and Nat Saunders will be part of the discussion.
'Comic-Con @Home' starts on July 22-26.