A SCI-FI TV show created by a Greenock college graduate has been picked up by streaming giants Amazon Prime.

Writer and producer Fraser Coull, 33, launched supernatural police thriller Cops and Monsters in 2014 and the first series is now available to watch across the UK and in the US.

It is also being shown on Amazon Instant Video.

The former James Watt College student ran a successful crowdfunding campaign to create the show and is now looking for donations to help pay for a second season following its success.

Fraser, who runs his own Silly Wee Films production company, lured the likes of Doctor Who actress Sophie Aldred and Harry Potter actor James Payton for the first series and has high-profile names keen to be involved in the second instalment, including Les Dennis.

He said: “We’ve had a lot of support from Twitter in the States and beyond, with our viewing figures reaching 13,000 between October 31 and the middle of December on Amazon Prime UK and US, which is fantastic.

“I’m speaking to Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International about funding a trip to the New York Comic Con this year to wave the flag of Scottish sci-fi, which would be amazing.

“We’ve had Les Dennis, Amanda Abbington and Frazer Hines all tweet us their support saying they’d be up for being in series two.”

The series follows the Paranormal Investigation Team Scotland (PITS) as they police and protect the supernatural community in a near future Scotland.

Season one also had a further 15,000 views on the official Cops and Monsters YouTube channel.

A new drive launches next week to help raise £30,000 required to shoot season two.

Fraser and the team have already secured a host of big names for the project, including BAFTA winner Debbie Moon, creator of CBBC series Wolfblood.

The film-maker, who lives in Langbank, said: “We’ll be running a crowdfunding campaign to see if we can raise any more funds towards our £30,000 budget required to shoot our six new 20-minute episodes which will go straight onto Amazon Prime UK, US and Instant Video.

“We’re also looking for businesses to sponsor us and in return we’ll use their branding or products in the show, credit them on the end credits of the episodes and feature them on the website.”

For more information visit www.copsandmonsters.co.uk