'Ghost Hunters' reboot returns to A&E with an all-new cast and top-notch technology to ask the age-old question: 'Is someone here with us?'
This time, the new and updated squad aims to dig deeper into investigations and help everyday people who are struggling with unexplained supernatural phenomena
August will see the return of the highly-anticipated reboot of the thrilling paranormal investigation show 'Ghost Hunters'. And like the tagline — which sounds more along the lines of a warning — reveals, there couldn't have been a better time for the show to return. Right at the beginning, viewers are told that "in recent years, reports of aggressive paranormal activity have increased nationwide" in the United States and the A&E Network show doesn't waste time establishing the gravity of these instances as they go hunting for spirits in possible haunted locations.
Ever since its first season aired fifteen years ago, the series has been able to keep fans spooked, captivated, and pretty much creeped out for 11 seasons now. The original team of ghost-detectives has been cut to just one member from the OG team, Grant Wilson. He is now accompanied by a handpicked group of professional ghost hunters who use their extensive experience in the field to investigate hauntings throughout the country.
It was through this 2000 show that the world was introduced to the concept of paranormal investigators — a concept that has been a classic trope for plenty of horror films and shows. This reboot is taking things higher by a notch or two, by engaging forensic experts, historical records and the most innovative technology available into the investigation as the signature tropes go beyond the classic question "Is someone here with us?".
This time, the new and updated squad is also aiming at digging deeper into investigations, to help everyday people who are struggling with unexplained supernatural phenomena. Local people plagued by paranormal activity are offered help from these professionals, who aim at uncovering new evidence and won't be holding back on pursuing whatever leads they get.
Joining Wilson in his investigation of all things paranormal in the upcoming reboot will be lead investigators Brian Murray and Daryl Marston, paranormal researcher Kristen Luman, "ghost geek" and paranormal technician Brandon Alvis, historian Mustafa Gatollari, and Richel Stratton who has a keenness for adventure.
Luman, a parapsychologist, says: "People always ask me what I do when I'm not investigating. I search energy and the mind and teach others about hypnotherapy," and it is the same energy that we see her channeling throughout the first episode at least. While Murray's main goal is "to search for answers to the unknown," he also remarks: "In this business, nobody has all the right answers except for the dead themselves." So make of that what you will!
'Ghost Hunters' returns with the first episode of its reboot this August 21 at 9 pm only on A&E.