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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are making their long-awaited comeback to television with their new series Truth Seekers. The show was inspired by the duo’s ghost hunts but sadly the pair never encountered anything paranormal. Nonetheless, viewers may be wondering anything strange or untoward may have happened while Truth Seekers was being filmed.
Truth Seekers follows broadband installer Gus Roberts (played by Frost), who works for Smyle and travels up and down the country fixing people’s network issues.
When he isn’t dealing with reception and connectivity problems, Gus is on the hunt for ghosts and other spectres.
With his trust sidekick Elton John (Samson Kayo), the pair embark on numerous adventures across Britain.
The pair meet all manner of spectral beings as well as a curious girl called Astrid (Emma D’Arcy), who asks the pair to rid her of the ghosts which haunt her.
As Truth Seekers progresses, there seems to be an underlying conspiracy afoot with Gus and Elton trying to stop it and save lives in the process.
This all takes place against the backdrop of some fairly sinister properties and general spookiness.
In an interview with media including Express.co.uk, actor Julian Barrett – who plays paranormal expert Peter Toynbee – shed light on the filming process and whether he encountered any ghouls during the shoot.
He said: “I don’t believe in ghosts. I do believe that reality isn’t what we say it is, so I think that we’re not living in the Matrix but we’re living in a version of reality which we’ve created and tell our stories about what it is.
“I think there’s stuff outside of our imaginations, but I don’t think there’s ghosts because why wouldn’t there be ghosts of insects or that kind of thing?”
The Mighty Boosh comedian continued: “I don’t believe in ghosts, but I am scared by things and I do get scared.”
He admitted there was a primal part of his brain which feared the unknown but then the rational side would kick in.
On whether there was anything supernatural going on during filming, Barrett said: “I’ve found film sets to be the least scary places you could ever be, unfortunately.
“It’s like they’re the least erotic places you can ever be. If you’re having a sex scene and you’re surrounded by a cameraman, a sound man and some runners, there’s just nothing erotic there at all – but you have to create it.
“The same with ghosts and horror. I think there can’t be anything less frightening really on a film set because you’re surrounded by people.”
Truth Seekers launches on Amazon Prime Video on October 30
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