‘Freaks and Geeks’ Then and Now: The All-Star Cast Reunites After 12 Years
Many classic but cancelled series hold the distinction of featuring a number of A-list stars before making their big breaks, but few hold such a distinguished roster as Judd Apatow‘s cancelled 2000 NBC series ‘Freaks and Geeks.’ The retro series featured the likes of James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, Lizzy Caplan, Busy Philipps, Martin Starr and even Thomas Wilson (Biff of ‘Back to the Future’), despite only running 18 episodes. Twelve years later, are you ready to see the entire cast reunite?
Whether you grew up in a small town, went trick-or-treating in a robot costume, or simply didn’t give a damn about your reputation, everyone had something to identify with in NBC’s critically-adored 2000 series ‘Freaks and Geeks.’ Produced by Judd Apatow and created by Paul Feig, the series boasted an impressive amount of recognizable talent prior to their big breakouts, most of whom resurface in Apatow’s current film crop at one point or another.
Vanity Fair recently gathered the entire cast (and we mean the entire cast, peripherals and all) for a reunion photo shoot, capturing the characters we remember so well, and evoking bittersweet heartbreak that we never saw such talented stars take the series past an initial 18 episodes.
You can check out a few photos of Vanity Fairs ‘Freaks and Geek’s’ reuion below, and see the entire slideshow on the website. Give us your fondest ‘Freaks and Geeks’ memories in the comments!