Are Lindsay and Sam coming back? Judd Apatow told reporters on Sunday, January 17, that there is still a possibility that his beloved cult series Freaks and Geeks could someday return with new episodes.
The NBC dramedy, on which Apatow, 48, served as executive producer, focused on a teenage brother and sister making their way through high school. It was created by Paul Feig, who went on to direct Bridesmaids, and starred Linda Cardellini (Lindsay), John Francis Daley (Sam), James Franco (Daniel), Seth Rogen (Sam), Jason Segel (Nick), Busy Philipps (Kim) and Martin Starr (Bill).
During a panel for his new Netflix series, Love, Apatow was asked by a reporter if he would ever bring Freaks back. The panel for Love, which stars Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs and was cocreated by Apatow, took place during the Television Critics Association's winter press tour in Pasadena, California.
"Oh, all those kids are dead," Apatow joked about the characters. "All those characters died in a supermax prison."
He then added, "You never know — it could happen. This year, it won't happen. But we'll see."
Apatow also made reference to the sometimes-mercurial Franco's propensity for cranking out projects. "I think James Franco's already made the series of Freaks and Geeks and hasn't told us yet," he quipped.
Although the series — which premiered in September 1999 — had trouble finding an audience and was canceled partway through its first season, it has retained a devoted fan base, due in part to many of the people involved in the show later becoming household names.
Netflix has recently made a cottage industry out of bringing other networks' popular series back to life, with its new season of Arrested Development and the launch of Fuller House, the Full House reboot that premieres February 26. A Gilmore Girls reboot is also in the works.
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