Simon Pegg Talks His Shift To Television

Though he’s had plenty of success on the big screen, Simon Pegg is coming back to television shortly where he will re-team with his frequent collaborator Nick Frost on a paranormal comedy TV series entitled “Truth Seekers”.

The show is set around a team of ghost hunters with a YouTube channel who start to get contacted by real ghosts. As part of a new interview with The Quietus, Pegg spoke about why he’s taking the small screen route – namely money and opportunity:

“The opportunities that television affords now are just super different. If we want to run a business, there is no money in independent cinema, unfortunately. I still want to make it and I still want to create it but the film side of Big Talk productions which made Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul and The World’s End really wasn’t the money-making side.

It’s a really rickety world out there for filmmakers and there are no sort of mid-budget movies anymore. For financial reasons, really, television is such a fertile marketplace: that’s where it is at present.”

Pegg is far from leaving the film world behind as he has both “Terminal” and “Mission Impossible: Fallout” opening this Summer. There is currently no premiere date for “Truth Seekers”.