James Franco has spoken about bringing back Freaks And Geeks, suggesting some kind of revival series is “a possibility”.
Created by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and executive produced by Judd Apatow, the acclaimed teen comedy-drama was cancelled by NBC in 2000 midway through its first season. Franco’s co-stars during its brief 18-episode run included a young Seth Rogen and James Franco.
Fifteen years on, Freaks And Geeks retains a loyal fan base and is now available on Netflix. Asked last month about a possible Gilmore Girls-style revival series, Apatow said: “All of those characters died in a Supermax prison. You never know, It could happen. This year it won’t happen. We’ll see.”
Now Franco has shared on his thoughts on bringing back the show, telling Rolling Stone: “I mean, I don’t know what that would look like. Everybody’s kind of old.”
“I think for the most part we’ve had these little reunions just for photo shoots over the years, and everybody seems to still really like each other and still have a great love for what we did on that show,” he added. “And obviously I still work very closely with Seth [Rogen] all the time. So, if somebody came up with an idea that didn’t totally suck, I’m sure it’s a possibility.”