1980s Scout leader Pete, played by Richie Moriarty, looks the closest to his British counterpart, 1980s Adventure Club leader Pat, played by Jim Howick. (In the first series, the Scouts did not allow the official name to be used in the British series, presumably to protect their reputation – silly, because any organization should be proud to have Pat as a member.) Pete is considered “excessive “Described optimistic”, “kind, serious and sincere”. He is the self-proclaimed activity leader of the Spirits of Woodstone Estate and was killed when he accidentally shot an arrow in the neck while teaching his son’s scout troop archery.
The US versions of GhostsThe still living leading actors Alison and Mike, originally played by Charlotte Ritchie and Kiell Smith-Bynoe, are Samantha and Jay, played by iZombieis Rose McIver and The Mindy Project and I have never‘s Utkarsh Ambudkar. One early difference seems to be that while Alison and Mike have no real careers, they work from different locations, Samantha is a freelance journalist and Jay is an aspiring chef.
Not all jokes are translated across the Atlantic, which probably explains why the brilliantly named “Fanny Button” will be known as Hetty in the US. Played by Rebecca Wisocky (Star Trek: Picard, Sneaky maids) Hetty is described as a society woman from the 19th century and the wife of a robber baron. Like Martha Howe-Douglas’ Fanny, she is a distant ancestor of Samantha / Alison, who inherits the house as the last surviving relative of its previous owner.
Although “sleazy politician” is a globally recognized type, the peculiarity of Simon Farnaby’s character Julian Fawcett MP and his Tory Sleaze brand of the early 90s has been swapped for something more recognizable in the US: a financial brother from the late 90s. Asher Grodman (Succession, Law & Order: SVU) plays Trevor, a wealthy regular at B-list celebrity parties who died of a “drug-addicted rager” with no pants on, hence his eternal state of undressing. Another difference, according to the trailer, is that Samantha’s head injury wasn’t due to Trevor trying to kill her by pushing her out of a window, but rather when she accidentally trips over a vase, he was able to move with his rudimentary specialty power.
Here’s the first real finish: Instead of caveman Robin (Laurence Rickard), the CBS series has 11NS Century, Viking explorer Thorfinn, played by Bosch and Doom Patrolis Devan Long. Robin and Thorfinn are both the oldest spirits in their respective groups and share the ability to manipulate electricity. Once in a while. If you concentrate properly. Thorfinn apparently loves cod, while Robin is, of course, more of a bum.
Another new creation: Jane the VirginSheila Carrasco plays the 1960s hippie Flower, who died of love in the summer when she was attacked by a bear at a music festival while she was developing hallucinogens. Described as “loving love” and hating rude people, she sounds a bit like Lolly Adefopes 18.NS Century hearted, silly kitty, maybe with some of Katy Wix ‘Mary’s space cadet qualities? Or maybe she’s all her own thing.