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New comedy series Ghosted takes Adam Scott and Craig Robinson back to the ’80s

’80s Nostalgia:

 

Hey, when you have shows like this dominating the cultural landscape. . .

 

. . . you know we’re in a 1980s cultural moment. And a new show is totes going to ride that zeitgeist.

GHOST WITH THE MOST

Deadline Hollywood tells us:

Ghosted features Adam Scott as misunderstood genius Max, while Craig Robinson is a disgraced LAPD officer. Together, the pair are recruited by The Bureau Underground to investigate spooky activity in Los Angeles, while hopefully also saving the human race from certain disaster. What results is a show involving alien spaceships, flying cars and headless monsters–all with tongue very firmly in cheek. 

Adam Scott, who plays lead character Max, said, “The director, Tom Gormican, was talking about this idea and the potential in there to make something that has the feeling of our favorite action shows from the 80s,” Scott said. “Beverly Hills Cop, Midnight Run, Ghostbusters…you don’t see that so much anymore, that very grounded comedy…..we all saw the potential for that.”

 Doing something that amounts to a horror comedy seemed like a good idea,” Gormican said. “All three of us were fascinated by what makes those 80s buddy comedies work.”

For Robinson, working with Scott again was an obvious choice. “We’d been together in Knocked Up but we didn’t meet then. But then we did Hot Tub Time Machine 2(2015)…It’s just a respect thing. We’d throw each other lines like, ‘How about this?”

 With regard to what coming up for Ghosted Season 1, Scott said some things are still up in the air. “ Max’s wife shows up at the end of the pilot and there’s a superagent who’s disappeared, so we’ll service both those things through the season. I won’t tell you how because I don’t know!”

Ghosted is set to air Sundays at 8:30 PM on Fox during the 2017–18 television season.

So To Sum Up. . .

 

Check out the trailer: