Now here’s an unexpected release strategy. Back in June, FOX confirmed a premiere date of October 1st for their supernatural comedy series Ghosted, which is being billed as an X-Files spoof of sorts. It has just been announced however, that the show will debut a week earlier, on Twitter of all places.
A partnership between FOX and the social media giant will see the season premiere streaming nightly from the account @GhostedonFOX from September 21st until the 24th, at 9pm.
The single-camera comedy stars Craig Robinson (This is the End, Pineapple Express) and Adam Scott (Krampus, Parks and Recreation) as mismatched partners recruited by The Bureau Underground to look into a series of unexplained events in Los Angeles. Their investigations lead them to uncover a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race itself. Read on for the official details.
“LEROY WRIGHT (Robinson) is a cynical skeptic and former missing persons detective, who, if we’re speaking frankly, thinks that “aliens” are a big ole bunch of B.S. and that people who believe in them are certifiably nuts…People like MAX JENNIFER (Scott). Max is a genius “true believer” in the paranormal who’s convinced his wife was abducted by aliens. At low points in their lives, both Leroy and Max are recruited by CAPTAIN AVA LAFREY (Ally Walker, “Colony,” “Sons of Anarchy”), a take-no-prisoners, former Air Force test pilot and head of the Bureau Underground, a secret government organisation investigating paranormal cases. Lafrey, along with her staff – BARRY SHAW (Adeel Akhtar, “Unforgotten,” “The Night Manager”), an overly friendly forensic pathologist, and DELILAH WARD, a highly opinionated tech specialist – will support Leroy and Max in their quest for answers. Now, this heroic group of underdogs will look into “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles that often leads them to scary, thrilling and hilarious places, as they attempt to uncover the truth and keep the earth rotating on its axis for at least one more day.”
Robinson and Scott also serve as executive producers on the show, alongside writer Tom Gormican, Naomi Scott, Oly Obst, Mark Schulman and Kevin Etten (Workaholics, Scrubs), who also acts as showrunner.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)