Mark Hamill to host TV series about geek collectors for Comic-Con network

The show will premiere this autumn

Mark Hamill is to host and produce a new documentary series about collectors.

The show, Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest, will air on Comic-Con HQ, a new video-on-demand service from the organisers of the popular San Diego convention.

Hamill is something of a collector himself, having amassed memorabilia, including comic books, toys, lunch boxes, records, puppets and original artwork, since the early 1970s.

“I’ve been a collector all my life,” he told Variety. “This show is a natural outgrowth of that passion. Now I have an opportunity to collect other people’s collections! I can’t wait to see what’s out there and share it with the world.”

Production on the series will kick off later this month after Hamill finishes shooting the latest Star Wars film, out in December.

The idea for the series has been in the works for several years, according to Seth Laderman, general manager of Comic-Con HQ, who adds: “Passion is at the heart of all of our original series, with a goal to allow innovators like Mark the opportunity to create and bring their ideas to life.”

Comic-Con HQ is a joint venture between Comic-Con International and Lionsgate. It is due to officially launch this summer on Roku, AppleTV and Amazon.