Following months of rumors, speculation, and wishful thinking on the part of many fans, it now appears that a Freaks and Geeks reunion may finally be in the works after all.
According to Daily Variety, Judd Apatow, executive producer of the cult-classic series says the much-anticipated reunion is, in fact, “coming together.” If all goes as planned, the original cast would take the stage at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills next March as part of PaleyFest 2011.
Freaks & Geeks reunion? In march a live reunion during paley tv festival is coming together. Ten years.
Talk of a Freaks and Geeks reunion has lingered aimlessly for years, much like the series itself – a testament to the odd, yet endearing characters that still can’t escape our collective imagination a full decade after unceremoniously departing network television.
The brainchild of Paul Feig, Freaks and Geeks aired on NBC for all but one memorable season (1999-2000). After eighteen episodes, the series was promptly cancelled with six of the episodes yet to air. A groundswell of fan support subsequently prevented the program from being forgotten. Eventually, the complete series would be released on DVD. Freaks and Geeks would turn up nearly seven years later on Time Magazine‘s list of the “100 Greatest Shows of All Time,” an accolade followed by recognition of Freaks and Geeks as the 13th-best series of the past 25 years, according to Entertainment Weekly in 2008.
Freaks and Geeks – the cancellation of which serves as a perpetual reminder to network television executives that their wisdom is far from infinite – featured a bright young cast of future film and television stars (and Apatow film regulars). Included in the ranks were Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, Martin Starr, Samm Levine and Busy Phillips.
The Paley Center for the Media won’t officially announce programming for its 2011 PaleyFest until next week, but those in the know – including Apatow – say a gathering for a Q&A with many of the original cast and series producers will happen.
Source: Daily Variety