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In the always-evolving world of the internet, two things still seem like unshakable certainties. One is the classic Rule 34, which says, “If it exists, there is porn of it.” And the second is that if you ever come across a list of TV shows that were cancelled too soon, Paul Feig and Judd Apatow‘s short-lived 1999 comedy series Freaks and Geeks will appear on that list. Guaranteed.
There’s been all sorts of talk about a reunion or revival series in the intervening years, but now some of the people involved in the original show have confirmed that a new Freaks and Geeks documentary is coming to television next year. Get the details below.
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The doc came to our attention through a tweet from series creator Paul Feig, who confirmed its existence when a fan asked if it was real:
Samm Levine, one of the show’s stars, was a bit more forthcoming with information, revealing some of the filmmakers involved:
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Brent Hodge is the director of docs like I Am Chris Farley, A Brony Tale, and The Pistol Shrimps, and Morgan Spurlock should need no introduction: he’s the documentarian who came to prominence with Super Size Me back in 2004, and just launched its sequel at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
And speaking of Toronto, James Franco – who also starred in Freaks and Geeks – announced this new doc while he was at TIFF:
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The series launched the careers of many of today’s biggest comedy stars. Seriously, get a load of this cast: Franco, Levine (Inglourious ****), Linda Cardellini (Mad Men), John Francis Daley...
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