Truth Seekers season 2 – release date, cast, plot and everything you need to know

Jo Berry
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From Digital Spy

Truth Seekers spoilers follow.

The first season of comedy horror Truth Seekers followed Smile broadband installer Gus (Nick Frost) and his new assistant Elton (Samson Kayo) in their company van as they explored paranormal happenings in the English countryside.

Their amateur sleuthing led them to uncover an apocalyptic conspiracy involving mind-controlling (and head-exploding) nanobots, to be used by Dr Peter Toynbee (Julian Barratt) in his attempt to achieve immortality.

Luckily, with the help of Gus's father-in-law Richard (Malcolm McDowell), Elton's sister Helen (Susan Wokoma), ghostly Astrid (Emma D'Arcy) and Gus and Elton's boss Dave (Simon Pegg), they foiled Toynbee's plan but lost Astrid in the process, and the season ended with them all determined to bring her back.

With the final scene revelation that Dave and the mysterious Jojo74 (Kelly Macdonald) may be more than they appear, the door has been left open for a possible second season, featuring more of the Truth Seekers' otherworldly adventures.

Amazon Prime Video has yet to confirm whether a second season will go ahead, but during an exclusive interview with Digital Spy, both Nick Frost (who also co-produced the show) and Samson Kayo confirmed they would be happy to return.

"I'd love to so another season, that would be great," Kayo told us, and Frost agreed, "I'd love to see where it goes and I'd love to have the chance to eat more biscuits in the van with Samson."

While we wait for news on when the Truth Seekers could be back, here's everything you need to know.

Truth Seekers season 2 release date: When will more episodes come to Amazon Prime?

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With COVID-19 delaying everyone's schedules, it could be quite a while before a second season of Truth Seekers even starts filming, especially as the cast are all busy with other projects at the moment.

Susan Wokoma exclusively told Digital Spy that she is hoping to start working on a second season of Year of the Rabbit soon, which was originally due to begin production in April before being delayed by the pandemic.

And Samson Kayo is busy filming the comedy series Bloods (that he created) that reunites him with Truth Seekers' Julian Barratt.

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Nick Frost's current project is Joss Whedon's new series The Nevers, the story of a group of supernaturally gifted Victorian women who save the world, and after that he's working on an upcoming comedy horror "set on a remote Swedish island" (as told to iNews). He's also recently signed up for the second season of Why Women Kill alongside Allison Tolman (according to Variety).

Meanwhile, Simon Pegg is in Italy trying to keep up with Tom Cruise's running on the set of Mission: Impossible 7. Assuming his character Benji survives that one, he and the rest of the cast and crew are due to start filming the eighth movie in the series as soon as they wrap part seven.

Don't despair, however. While we are waiting for producers/writers Frost, Pegg, Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz to get the Truth Seekers gang back together, there is a Truth Seekers virtual escape room available for a limited time for amateur ghost hunters wanting to carry on the show experience.

Running until November 18, the Truth Seekers Remote Adventure is a free, live 45-minute game featuring puzzles connected to the series.

Truth Seekers season 2 cast: Who will be in it?

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The final episode of season one hints at more ghostly adventures for Gus, Helen and Samson, and secrets to be revealed about Dave and Jojo74, so Nick Frost, Susan Wokoma, Samson Kayo, Simon Pegg and Kelly Macdonald would all need to return to resolve the first season's cliffhangers.

Hopefully Malcolm McDowell would be on board, too. The Leeds-born actor is now based in Los Angeles, but despite being 77 years old he shows no sign of retiring. "I really, probably, should slow down," he said at a group press interview for the series (via Geektown). "I think I've got like a stack of films waiting just to get the go-ahead and then we'll see how it goes."

Here's the main cast line up from the first season:

Nick Frost (Gus Roberts), Samson Kayo (Elton John), Emma D'Arcy (Astrid), Malcolm McDowell (Richard), Susan Wokoma (Helen), Simon Pegg (Dave), Taj Atwal (Elara), Julian Barratt (Peter Toynbee), Kelly Macdonald (Jojo74), Rosalie Craig (Emily).

It's likely many of the crew would return, too, including co-creators Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz, cinematographer Arthur Mulhern, production designer Julian Nagel, costume designer Wiz Francis and the visual effects team led by Charine Bederar.

Truth Seekers season 2 plot: What will happen?

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Photo credit: Amazon Prime Video

Episode eight of the first season leaves lots of loose ends for the Truth Seekers team to tie up in a potential second season, as Samson Kayo confirmed in an interview with The Observer.

"I feel another season could be bigger if it happened. It would be a joy to work with everyone again, and the show has scope to go to a lot of places. You'll see from season one's end that it can build, so I'd be up for it."

With Kayo's character Elton discovering he is a conduit between the living and the dead, he can now help ghosts move on to the afterlife, so a second season could involve him and Gus, along with hilarious double act Helen and Richard, travelling the country in their van as amateur ghostbusters, installing Smile's broadband as they go.

Elton will also be key to tracking down ghost Astrid, who disappeared from the haunted hotel transmitter after she unblocked Smile's signal, freeing all the people who had been controlled with nanobots implanted in their eyes by the devious Toynbee.

The final moment of the series showed that Astrid has now magically morphed into a painting above Dave's desk – which means she may be able to see and hear all that goes on in his office, including a visit from Jojo74 – who we're thinking is likely to be a major player in future seasons.

It is revealed in the final episode that Dave and Jojo74 may not be quite who they seem, or even of this earth, and while Dave helped foil Toynbee's plans, it appears that Jojo74 was allowing them to go ahead. With Astrid presumably watching, it is Jojo74 who makes a call and orders unseen people to a clean up after Toynbee's failed attempt at immortality, that ended up rather gruesomely with him bleeding to death from a self-inflicted neck wound on the floor of an abandoned factory.

(Don't expect anyone else to attempt immortality and the ascension to Eternis from the same location in future seasons, however, as the derelict Shredded Wheat factory in Welwyn Garden City where the scenes were filmed is due to be redeveloped into a site for more than 200 homes next year).

Having observed but not interfered with Toynbee's scheme, it's clear that Jojo74 has a grander plan. There's no hint as to what it is yet, but since Gus's wife reappeared as a ghost after having her own throat slit, it's very possible that the ghost of Toynbee could appear to carry out Jojo74's plans and make more mischief for our intrepid ghost hunters.

Truth Seekers season 2 trailer: When will it land?

Sadly, with no filming for season two planned as yet, don't expect any new footage for quite some time.

Truth Seekers is available on Amazon Prime Video.

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