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Nick Frost Talks Supernatural Adventures With Simon Pegg and How ‘Truth Seekers’ Pays Tribute to ‘The X-Files’

Nick Frost Talks Supernatural Adventures With Simon Pegg and How ‘Truth Seekers’ Pays Tribute to ‘The X-Files’
Nick Frost and Simon Pegg have been messing around with the occult ever since they first became friends.

In fact, the two used to drive around in Pegg’s square-shaped Renault 5, looking for spooky spots to stop, “smoke bongs and scare ourselves,” according to Frost.

It’s perhaps appropriate, then, that in the pair’s latest series, Amazon’s “Truth Seekers,” Frost plays a broadband installer who fancies himself as an expert in all things supernatural. However, rather than team up with Pegg like old times, on this occasion Frost jokingly told Variety that his comrade has been “banished to number 10 on the call sheet,” and replaced with rising British star Samson Kayo.

The change gives “Truth Seekers” a different dynamic to the spooky Frost and Pegg fare we all know and love, Frost said.

“I’ve used Simon as much as I can, and now…I’ve upgraded to Samson Kayo,
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David Duchovny is Down for More X-Files if Chris Carter Wants

David Duchovny is Down for More X-Files if Chris Carter Wants
As you may recall, The X-Files was sneakily stowed away into Fox’s proverbial classified government facility, put away indefinitely after the 2018 revival season concluded controversially. While this fate was essentially sealed by the subsequent exit of co-star Gillian Anderson, the other half of the franchise’s iconic duo, David Duchovny, is making it clear that he’d return to the series.

Plans for another season of the series have yet to manifest, but Danish X-Files podcaster Sammensværgelsen recently got an interview answer from Duchovny that was intriguingly multilayered after asking the inevitable question about a possible return as Agent Fox Mulder after the series was left hanging with Season 11. When interviewer Daniel Hartvig Nielsen poses the idea that creator Chris Carter is contemplating ideas for the series to return, Duchovny prefaces his answer by saying he doesn’t actively think about the series any longer, but unambiguously declares, “Chris
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25 best supernatural TV shows ever, ranked [Photos]

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25 best supernatural TV shows ever, ranked [Photos]
It’s that time of year again, when it’s fun to give a scare, or even get a scare. Many TV programs offer up a special Halloween episode, some with a light tone and others adding a little mystery, but some TV shows are spooky year round.

People have always been fascinated with the unknown, and “The Twilight Zone” was one of the first series to successfully offer up episode after episode of bizarre stories. In the 1960s, sitcoms like “Bewitched,” “The Addams Family” and “The Munsters” offered a comic take on movie monsters and the occult, while also giving lessons on acceptance. In the 1990s, “The X-Files” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” became huge hits, developing cult followings and leading to the popularity of series featuring supernatural forces. Today, shows like “Stranger Things,” “The Walking Dead” and “Supernatural” have loyal viewers who eagerly await the next adventures of the heroes,
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The Crown Season 4 Trailer: See (and Hear!) Gillian Anderson's Stunning Transformation Into Margaret Thatcher

The Crown Season 4 Trailer: See (and Hear!) Gillian Anderson's Stunning Transformation Into Margaret Thatcher
After watching the new trailer for The Crown, even longtime Gillian Anderson fans might not believe what they’re seeing… or hearing.

The X-Files star disappears into the role of UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the upcoming fourth season of the Netflix royal drama (premiering Sunday, Nov. 15), with the help of a voluminous wig and a pinched voice that matches Thatcher’s. In the trailer — which you can watch above — we see Anderson’s Thatcher chatting with Olivia Colman’s Queen Elizabeth II and commenting on how much the two women have in common. In fact, they’re just about the same age…
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Truth Seekers Review: An Affectionate British Tribute to Horror

Truth Seekers Review: An Affectionate British Tribute to Horror
When most of us love something – a film, a band, a football team – we express that love by wearing the t-shirt or getting a tattoo. When Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and their mates love something, they express it by making a feature film trilogy. Or a cult 90s TV series. Or eight-part comedy-horror Truth Seekers.

Truth Seekers, co-created by Frost, Pegg, Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz, is the product of fandom. It’s a bundle of admiration for horror in all guises, from the shonky DIY of Most Haunted to cultivated glitch and found-footage movie scares, to the recently revived anthology tradition. It has a go at recreating it all, tipping its hat so often that it can’t quite juggle the rest of its ambitions because its hand is already too full of hat.

For a half-hour comedy, its ambitions are towering: build a Scooby Gang ensemble each with their own emotional backstory,
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25 best supernatural TV shows ever, ranked

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25 best supernatural TV shows ever, ranked
It’s that time of year again, when it’s fun to give a scare, or even get a scare. Many TV programs offer up a special Halloween episode, some with a light tone and others adding a little mystery, but some TV shows are spooky year round.

People have always been fascinated with the unknown, and “The Twilight Zone” was one of the first series to successfully offer up episode after episode of bizarre stories. In the 1960s, sitcoms like “Bewitched,” “The Addams Family” and “The Munsters” offered a comic take on movie monsters and the occult, while also giving lessons on acceptance. In the 1990s, “The X-Files” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” became huge hits, developing cult followings and leading to the popularity of series featuring supernatural forces. Today, shows like “Stranger Things,” “The Walking Dead” and “Supernatural” have loyal viewers who eagerly await the next adventures of the heroes,
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31 Best Horror TV Shows on Streaming Services

31 Best Horror TV Shows on Streaming Services
Horror and television have always been a bit of an awkward fit. What’s scary and what’s bingeable sometimes seem mutually exclusive. Horror requires that you suspend your disbelief and the longer it asks of your attention span, the higher the risk that the tension wanes.

Still, in the modern streaming era, there are plenty of horror TV shows that get the spooky job done. Gathered on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBO Max are some truly great bingeable options to elevate the heart rate. Here we’ve compiled the very best of the best. What follows are the 31 best streaming horror TV shows.

American Horror Story

Available on: Netflix, Hulu

Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story is revolutionary in quite a few ways. Not only did it help usher in a renewed era of anthology storytelling on television, it also was arguably the first successful network television horror show since The X-Files.
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Only 2 of last year’s Golden Globe TV winners are eligible to repeat, making way for new blood and old faves

Only 2 of last year’s Golden Globe TV winners are eligible to repeat, making way for new blood and old faves
Every year the Golden Globes seem to go out of their way to award the newest shows and hottest stars, and this year will be no different … almost by default. As it turns out, only two of last year’s TV winners are eligible for repeat recognition at the upcoming 2021 ceremony: Olivia Colman (“The Crown”) and Ramy Youssef (“Ramy”). All of the other reigning champs — including Brian Cox (“Succession”) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”) — hailed from programs that didn’t air during the 2020 television season.

See‘The Crown’ Season 4 trailer provides a chilling preview of Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ tumultuous ‘fairy tale’

Colman is the favorite to reclaim Best TV Drama Actress for playing Queen Elizabeth II on Netflix’s regal drama. The fourth season debuts November 15 on the streaming service, which will make it top of mind as Golden Globe voters start marking off their ballots at the end of the year.
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Robert Patrick Talks The Rising Hawk, Revisits His Legacy in The X-Files, The Sopranos and More [Exclusive]

Robert Patrick Talks The Rising Hawk, Revisits His Legacy in The X-Files, The Sopranos and More [Exclusive]
Robert Patrick first rose to prominence as the T-1000, the relentless machine squaring off against Arnold Schwarzenegger's Og model in Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Autograph seekers at genre conventions are just as happy to talk to the 61-year-old actor about Agent John Doggett, his character in the final two seasons of The X-Files. Movieweb jumped at the chance to chat with him by phone, in the run-up to the release of The Rising Hawk, directed by John Wynn and co-directed by Akhtem Seitablayev. An action film set in the Carpathian Mountains of the 13th Century, The Rising Hawk is based on 1833's Zakhar Berkut, a work of historical fiction by Ukrainian author and poet Ivan Franko. Patrick spoke with us about playing one of the most famous fictional heroes of Ukrainian literature; working alongside fellow Sons Of Anarchy veteran Tommy Flanagan; going up against the late James Gandolfini, as indebted gambler Davey Scatino,
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X-Files Animated Spinoff Must Be Funny, Says Chris Carter

X-Files Animated Spinoff Must Be Funny, Says Chris Carter
The X-Files as we once knew it appears to be all but over after 11 seasons spanning the course of 25 years, two feature films, and numerous comics, books, and video game tie-ins. On a show where famously no one ever really dies, the prospect of another run with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson is all but dead. That’s thoroughly disappointing for fans who were (to put it nicely) unsatisfied with the season 11 finale and series creator Chris Carter himself recently said he was “sorry” for how the series ended with a string of cliffhangers that may never get resolved.

The good news for X-Files diehards is that any franchise worth, well, anything in Hollywood these days never dies. Carter embodies this wholeheartedly and has been quietly working on the next iteration of The X-Files, which is an animated spinoff series script recently ordered by Fox. The series, titled The X-Files: Albuquerque,
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The room where it happens: why writers' rooms make for great TV

The room where it happens: why writers' rooms make for great TV
It’s been a staple of American shows for decades, but the collaborative model has proved less appealing in the UK. So what is the reason for the new cultural shift?

Watch a behind-the-scenes feature on any American TV show and you will see the clip where a gaggle of Biro-twiddling, Evian-sipping writers sit around an oval-shaped table, while the boss stands at the front scratching away on a scribble-strewn whiteboard. This is how most of our favourite telly shows are made, where seasons, episodes and storylines are invented, broken down, thrown out, lobbed in and generally brainstormed until they are perfect. Any one of that roomful of writers may get an episode credited solely to them, but usually there are many, many creative prints over that final draft.

Frank Spotnitz, the writer and executive producer of the X-Files, remembers the day when, in a meeting with the BBC in
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Steven Krueger Joins ‘Roswell, New Mexico’; ‘Debris’ Casts Anjali Jay

Steven Krueger Joins ‘Roswell, New Mexico’; ‘Debris’ Casts Anjali Jay
Exclusive: The Originals‘ alum Steven Krueger is returning to the CW for a recurring role on the upcoming third season of Roswell, New Mexico. The role also reunites Krueger with Roswell, New Mexico EP Chris Hollier, who worked on The Originals. The reimagined Roswell, like the original, is based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz. It hails from Amblin TV, Bender Brown Prods and Warner Bros. TV. Krueger will play Heath, Liz’s ambitious colleague at a high-tech laboratory in Los Angeles. Despite his casual irreverence, which Liz finds infuriating, Heath cares deeply for his work and like Liz, is willing to do whatever it takes to make the world a better place. Even though Heath and Liz don’t always see eye to eye, his different approach ultimately pushes her to break her old patterns and discover new ways of looking at the world. Krueger is
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Gillian Anderson (‘The Crown’) predicted to win at Golden Globes after 23-year gap

Gillian Anderson (‘The Crown’) predicted to win at Golden Globes after 23-year gap
Hundreds of Gold Derby users have already made their TV predictions for the 2021 Golden Globes, and Gillian Anderson (“The Crown”) is emerging as the early front-runner for Best Supporting Actress. Remember, this is a catch-all category that includes contenders from dramas, comedies, limited series and TV movies, so it’s often considered one of the hardest to crack into of any awards shows. Can Anderson win her second career Golden Globe after first prevailing 23 years ago as a lead actress for “The X-Files” (1997)?

SEEScully who? Gillian Anderson transforms into Margaret Thatcher in new ‘The Crown’ photos

Anderson will make her grand debut on “The Crown” when Season 4 drops November 15 on Netflix. She takes on the role of UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, an antagonistic character to Queen Elizabeth II (Olivia Colman) who’ll drive much of the drama in the new season. See first-look photos of Anderson in Thatcher’s iconic brown wig.
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Warner Bros. TV Chairman Peter Roth Stepping Down After 22 Years — Channing Dungey Eyed as Successor

Warner Bros. TV Chairman Peter Roth Stepping Down After 22 Years — Channing Dungey Eyed as Successor
Peter Roth is stepping down as chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group in early 2021, capping a 22-year run during which he saw no less than 32 primetime series — including The Big Bang Theory (the longest-running multicam comedy in TV history), Arrow, Fringe, Shameless and The Vampire Diaries — reach the coveted 100-episode milestone.

Also among Roth’s Primetime 100 Club are Two and a Half Men, The West Wing, Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girl, Nip/Tuck, The Mentalist, Pretty Little Liars, Mom, The Closer, The Middle, George Lopez, The Flash, Mike & Molly, Person of Interest, Supernatural, Third Watch and One Tree Hill.

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The X-Files Creator Chris Carter “Sorry” For How Series Ended

The X-Files Creator Chris Carter “Sorry” For How Series Ended
The X-Files news beat has been relatively quiet since season 11 concluded with a finale that introduced more questions and sharp criticism than resolutions to storylines that had been building up for the better part of 25 years. In a recent interview with a Danish X-Files podcast called Sammensværgelsen (which translates in English to “The Conspiracy Podcast”), series creator Chris Carter said he always intended for The X-Files season 12 to resolve the cliffhangers of “My Struggle IV.”

Carter maintains he was caught off-guard by Gillian Anderson’s decision to leave behind The X-Files for good this time, and stated that his intention was to continue the series in some form. However, it’s worth noting that Anderson has on multiple occasions refuted claims of a sudden exit. At New York Comic Con in 2017 and again in various interviews before the series’ 11th season aired in January 2018, Anderson reiterated it would be her final run as Dana Scully.
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Best Horror TV Shows on Hulu

Best Horror TV Shows on Hulu
You thought movies were the only place to get your daily dose of horror? Oh you fool! You absolute Fool! There are plenty of bingeworthy and scary horror TV shows out there and Hulu just happens to be a great place to find them.

Hulu is home to recent hits like The Terror and Castle Rock but there are still more scares to be found for the horror enthusiast willing to dig deep. Gathered here are some of the best and scariest horror TV shows that Hulu has to offer.

Editor’s Note: This post is updated monthly. Bookmark this page and come back every month to see the additions to the best horror TV shows on Hulu.

Updated for October 2020

The Terror

Based on a 2007 book of the same name by Dan Simmons, The Terror season 1 tells a fictionalized account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s expedition to the arctic in 1845. In real life,
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The Xoxo Files: Why Fans Are Still In Love With Mulder & Scully

The Xoxo Files: Why Fans Are Still In Love With Mulder & Scully
The X-Files may have left the airwaves (and come back… and left again), but it certainly has never left the public consciousness. Fans will still binge-watch the series, and they’ll gather at conventions to meet the stars and celebrate the show. Why are these characters and the actors who played them still [...]

The post The Xoxo Files: Why Fans Are Still In Love With Mulder & Scully appeared first on Hollywood Outbreak.
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Smallville: The Top 25 Episodes

Smallville: The Top 25 Episodes
Ricky Church and James Garcia with the top 25 episodes of Smallville… For a long time, Smallville was the longest running science fiction show on television, beating out The X-Files and the individual Star Trek series for that honour. With 218 episodes, no one expected the show about a young Clark Kent in his pre-Superman days to last that long. While […]

The post Smallville: The Top 25 Episodes appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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The X-Files: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Fox Mulder

The X-Files: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Fox Mulder
Spanning eleven seasons and 218 episodes, The X-Files ranks third in the list of longest running Sci-fi shows of all time. The character with the most appearances on the show was Fox Mulder. who was a main character in the first seven seasons and a recurring character in the eighth and nine seasons. Mulder would later return as the main protagonist in the series reboot.

Related: 10 Episodes Of The X-Files That Would’ve Been Better As A Movie

The paranormal activities investigator was portrayed by David Duchovny in both the original series run and the revival. For his role as Mulder, Duchovny twice received Emmy nominations for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series." Here are a couple of things you didn't know about the FBI Special Agent.
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‘Truth Seekers’ Creator Nick Frost on Hanging Out in Graveyards With Simon Pegg

‘Truth Seekers’ Creator Nick Frost on Hanging Out in Graveyards With Simon Pegg
Premiering at Canneseries ahead of an international launch on Amazon Prime just in time for Halloween, the horror-comedy “Truth Seekers” reteams comic duo Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, who both co-created and co-wrote the eight-part series with Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz.

Here, Frost takes the lead as an ornery cable repairman Gus, who moonlights as a paranormal investigator with a YouTube feed. Over the first season, Frost’s cantankerous streamer must tend to his aging father (Malcolm McDowell), appease his smarmy boss (Pegg) and train a new partner (Samson Kayo) – all while dealing with a rising number of very real apparitions, phantoms and ghouls.

Variety spoke with Frost about his new series.

How did this project come together?

I was brought up with a lot of horror. I was allowed to watch horror from an early age… and my mother was one of seven sisters who came from a dark [corner] of Wales,
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