‘Truth Seekers’: Meet Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and rest of the cast of Amazon's horror-comedy series
The series directed by Field Smith is a perfect blend of spooky and hilarious moments, replete with jokes and jaw-dropping hauntings
Actor and writers Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are back at their game of investigating the spookiest paranormal activities. The duo will star in 'Truth Seekers', a supernatural horror comedy soon coming up on Amazon Prime. The series directed by Field Smith is a perfect blend of spooky and hilarious moments, replete with jokes and jaw-dropping hauntings. As per the synopsis of the series, the duo shall uncover an unimaginable apocalyptic conspiracy. However, we do not aim to kill the suspense and would recommend viewers to watch this show to find out more about the plot.
Before that, here we meet the cast of 'Truth Seekers' Season 1.
Nick Frost as Gus
Nick Frost is a Welsh actor, screenwriter, and comedian. The star is prominently known for the comedy horror film 'Shaun of the Dead', and action movie 'Hot Fuzz'. Frost’s latest credits include 'Fighting with My Family' opposite Florence Pugh and an upcoming role in Joss Whedon’s HBO drama series 'The Nevers'. As per IMDb, the actor lives with his half-Swedish wife, production executive Christina in St Margaret in London. He had earlier resided in Finsbury Park, which was also the filming location for 'Shaun of the Dead'.
Coming to the present series 'Truth Seekers', the actor will be reprising the role of Gus, who is one of the show’s protagonists. He is depicted as a broadband engineer for Sky Smyle. He spends his spare time developing his YouTube channel, Truth Seeker, in which he documents paranormal activity. Frost reportedly said about the upcoming series, “It’s about a gang of idiots who are nice people with a weird hobby where they’re discovering earth-shattering secrets like a Rapture bunker, or daft stuff like a tortoise that can see the future. You can go back in time, erase everyone’s memories… You can do anything in this genre.”
Samson Kayo as Elton
Samson Kayo is a 29-year-old actor from London. He embarked on an acting career after debuting in Aml Ameen’s 2011 short film 'Drink, Drugs and KFC'. The actor has gained limelight since then featuring in comedy-drama series 'Youngers', BBC sketch show 'Famalam' and creating his own hit sitcom 'Sliced'. Now, seven years after harbingering an acting career, The BAFTA-nominated actor got his most prominent role as he starred as Elton in the series 'Truth Seekers'. Telling about his involvement in 'Truth Seekers', Kayo said, “I went in for an audition the natural way, and they called me back to have a chemistry read with Nick. We bounced off each other really well, so it felt nice when I got the role. I’ve wanted to work with people like Nick and Simon for so long, so it was good to hit it off with them.”
Shedding light on his role as Elton in the series, Kayo said, “Elton is someone who just wants to live a normal life, so he’s reluctant at first, but he’s coaxed into taking it on and giving it a go. He’s partnered up with Gus, who he doesn’t realize has a deep love for the paranormal. We see that they both have secrets, so it’s a story of them running towards and away from something.”
Simon Pegg as Dave
Simon Pegg is an English actor, writer, and comedian born in Brockworth, Gloucestershire. Simon attended the University of Bristol and got a bachelor's degree in drama. In the early 1990s, Pegg shifted to London and embarked on a glorious career in stand-up comedy. This was followed by many Television opportunities including roles in 'Six Pairs of Pants' (1995), 'Asylum' (1996), and 'We Know Where You Live' (1997). The writer Simon along with fellow writer Jessica Hynes teamed up to write and star in cult sitcom 'Spaced' (1999).
Simon’s groundbreaking opportunities in films came through his working in movies like 'Shaun of the Dead' (2004), 'Star Trek' (2009), 'Mission: Impossible III' (2006), and 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' (2011). In the upcoming series, 'Truth Seekers', Simon Pegg stars as Gus’ boss Dave, the head of the broadband company who purportedly has some nefarious motives.
'Truth Seekers' releases on Friday, October 30 on Amazon Prime Video.