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Truth Seekers Review: Ghost Hunters from the Duo Shaun of the Dead

Sean of the Dead’s Truth Seekers Amazon Prime Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are a mix of British comedy and ghost hunting. Let’s hope the series becomes today’s Ghostbusters, says Emily Wilson


4th November 2020

By Emily Wilson

Elton (Samson Kayo, left) and Gus (Nick Frost) hunt ghosts

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COMEDY duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost specialize in writing and starring in films (Shaun of the Dead) that combine warm, beautifully drawn British comedies and classic horror themes. Her most recent appearance, a television series called Truth Seekers, springs from the same delightful tradition.

The title’s truth seekers are a gang who toured England investigating the paranormal. In light of this, I asked my editors at New Scientist why I …