Judd Apatow on ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Revival: ‘It Could Happen’

TCA 2016: “All those kids are dead,” producer jokes about bringing back cult favorite series starring James Franco and Seth Rogen

This may be the era of reboots and revivals, but what about “Freaks and Geeks”?

“All those kids are dead,” Judd Apatow joked when asked about the possibility during the Television Critics Association winter press tour sunday.

Apatow was appearing on a panel for his new Netflix series “Love,” starring Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs, but journalists couldn’t help but ask about the possibility of seeing new installments of the 1999 NBC series, starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Linda Cardellini and Jason Segel.

“All those characters died in a super max prison,” Apatow said. “You never know, it could happen. This year it won’t happen, but we’ll see. I think James Franco has already made a series of ‘Freaks and Geeks’ and hasn’t told us yet.”

Apatow does have one project from his past he’d like to revisit.

“I did a pilot in 2001 called ‘North Hollywood’ for ABC, they wanted to do an edgy, groundbreaking comedy, it was around the time ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ was very popular,” he said. “We did a show about struggling actors and comedians, and it starred Jason Segel, Kevin Hart, Amy Poehler and January Jones… I don’t think any show has not been picked up faster. I’d like to try to do that again just to see how much we’d have to pay everyone.”

Ten episodes of “Love” will premiere on Netflix on Feb. 19.

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