SDCC 2017 [Panel Review]: GHOSTED Premiere.
GHOSTED (Friday – 6BCF) – My second panel (and nearing being awake for 30 hours…thank you, jet lag!) focused on the upcoming Fox TV comedy series, Ghosted. The massive, packed hall erupted into an enthusiastic applause as stars Adam Scott, and Craig Robinson entered onstage, gave the briefest introduction, and ran off as the lights dimmed and the premiere episode of Ghosted played. It moved at a tight, fasr pace, and Robinson and Scott were great as a policeman-turned-security-guard, and digraced-scientist-turned-bookseller, respectively, both named by a top paranormal scientist who has been attacked by a mysterious presence.
Despite my fatigue, the premiere was light and fun and energetic and funny. Executive producers Kevin Eaton and Tom McCormick joined the two stars, as well as costar Ally Walker, who plays the duo’s unamused boss. They spoke about the tone of the show, as well as the pacing. Robinson in particular is well cast, bringing his deadpan delivery to genre tropes, and there were a few unexpected jump scares as well. They were going for a “This Is The End” vibe, and, seeing as that is one of this geek’s favorite modern comedies, I’m glad I was repeatedly reminded of that movie throughout the screening. 4/5 Bibles.
Ghosted premieres on October 1st on FOX.