The paranormal has creeped its way to the top of television. The major success of Netflix’s Stranger Things and it’s recent confirmation for a second season are proof that audiences love what they can’t explain. The fact that Twin Peaks is returning and Fox revived their hit series The X-Files and may be bringing it back for more is further testament to big networks’ confidence in the genre. Fox has decided to push the limits of the strange and unknown by ordering a pilot for Ghosted, a X-Files inspired comedy starring comedic powerhouses Adam Scott and Craig Robinson.
According to Variety, Ghosted will be a single-camera comedy that follows Leroy Wright (Robinson), a cynical skeptic of all things paranormal (à la Scully), and Mulder-like true believer/expert in the paranormal Max Allison (Scott). The duo are hired by the Underground Investigation Service to investigate a series of unexplained paranormal incidents plaguing Los Angeles, while trying to handle an even larger mysterious plot that threatens all of humanity.
The series was created by Tom Gormican, who served as writer and director for the 2014 comedy That Awkward Moment starring Zac Efron. Robinson, Scott, and spouse/producing partner Naomi Scott will also serve as executive producers for Ghosted.
Robinson has starred in a slew of hit comedies, most notably in films like Pineapple Express, This Is the End, and shows like The Office. Robinson also showed his skills in dramatic acting throughout season 2 of Mr. Robot. Scott has also had many memorable comedic roles, including an unforgettable role in Step Brothers, and as Ben Wyatt in the NBC hit comedy Parks and Recreation. Robinson and Scott have also shown their comedic chemistry as co-stars in the 2015 comedy film Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Rest assured that Scott and Robinson are naturally funny enough to bring humor into the supernatural.
Ghosted will be produced by 20th Century Television, 3 Arts, and And Adam and Naomi Scotts’ Getting Rad Productions. There is no word on whether Ghosted will make it to series, but paranormal fans can hope that the adoration surrounding the genre will be enough to keep the show alive.