Just because the upcoming FOX comedy Ghosted is a scripted show doesn't mean its content is entirely fictional. The series follows a man who believes his wife was abducted by aliens (Adam Scott) and a total skeptic (Craig Robinson) who are recruited by a secret government agency to investigate suspicious and unexplained (i.e. possibly paranormal) activity in the Los Angeles area. During San Diego roundtable interviews promoting the show, the cast and producers shared their real life beliefs surrounding the paranormal — and it was a surprisingly mixed bag. "I don't [believe]," Scott says plainly. "I don't believe in any of it."
But his character, Max, is a firm believer in the paranormal. "It's the opposite of the show," Scott says, explaining that Robinson, who rejects the idea of ghosts on the show, actually does believe in them in real life.
Robinson elaborates: "I've had some experiences, yes..." he says coyly. "Nothing that needs to be shared right now, but I do believe."
"I haven't been able to get anything out of him," Scott says of his co-star, to which Robinson offers a sly grin in return.
Ally Walker, who plays the secret government agent recruit, says she's "open to the idea" of the paranormal in real life. "Why not?" she says, throwing her hands up in the air.
Tom Gormican, who created the show, does believe in some sort of paranormal elements, but just like Robinson, he's hesitant to say what exactly that looks like. "I've never had any close encounters," he says, stating that he "isn't comfortable" revealing more than that.
Executive producer Kevin Etten, however, believes any sort of paranormal activity, ghosts or otherwise, is total hogwash. "It's all fake," he says, full stop.
The show, which Scott describes as, "if Stranger Things and Midnight Run had a baby" premieres Oct. 11 on FOX. Fingers crossed Robinson becomes a little more open to sharing his real life ghost stories in the meantime, because I for one am entirely intiruged.