In just under a month, and in honor of the network’s summer TCA press event, CBS released a series of previews for its upcoming shows. One of them is the remake of the British comedy series Ghosts, with Rose McIver (Me, zombie) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Harvey girls forever!) play the new owners of a country estate that is inhabited by a diverse group of deceased residents. From what we’ve seen of the series so far, the U.S. remake seems to keep the same mood and tone as the original series, with enough (thumbs crossed) tweaks to allow the series to stand on its own. But while most of it has focused on the haunted homeowners, the following teaser shifts the focus to the people the series is named for (minus deeper metaphors) while we follow the “3 Steps to a Successful Spook” (no-stir, preferred) .
Here’s a look at the latest teaser for CBS ‘ Ghosts, which has its series premiere on Thursday, October 7th:
GHOSTS is a one-camera comedy about Samantha (Rose McIver) and Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar), a cheerful freelance journalist and aspiring city cook who throw caution and money to the wind when they decide to do a huge shabby Convert the estate they inherited into a bed and breakfast – only to find it is inhabited by the many ghosts of deceased residents who now call it home.
The Deceased Souls are a close-knit, eclectic group that includes a cheeky Prohibition-era lounge singer (Danielle Pinnock); a pompous 18th century militiaman (Brandon Scott Jones); a 1960s hippie who loves hallucinogens (Sheila Carrasco); an overly optimistic scout troop leader of the 1980s (Richie Moriarty); a cod-obsessed Viking explorer from 1009 (Devon Chandler Long); a chic ’90s financial brother (Asher Grodman); a sarcastic and witty 16th century native (Roman Saragossa); and a 19th-century civil society wife and wife of a robber baron who is Samantha’s ancestor (Rebecca Wisocky), to name a few. If the ghosts have been concerned about the excitement a renovation and B&B will cause in their home, it is nothing compared to the fact that Samantha is the first person alive who can see and hear her.
Ghosts Stars Rose McIver as Samantha, Utkarsh Ambudkar as Jay, Danielle Pinnock as Alberta, Brandon Scott Jones as Isaac, Richie Moriarty as Pete, Asher Grodman as Trevor, Sheila Carrasco as a flower, Roman Saragossa as Sasappis, Devan Chandler Long as Thorfinn, and Rebecca Wisocky as Hetty.
Joe Port & Joe Wiseman, Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, and Martha Howe-Douglas; Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward, and Alison Owen (Monumental television); and Angie Stephenson (BBC Studios) are executive producers of CBS Studios in association with Lionsgate Television and the production arm of BBC Studios in Los Angeles. Trent O’Donnell is executive producer (pilot only) and directed the pilot from a script by Port & Wiseman. Based on BBC studios distributed format.