Judd Apatow

The Cast Of ‘Freaks And Geeks’ Reunite For ‘Vanity Fair’

Before Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, and James Franco became household names, they were all a part of a young promising cast of NBC’s ill-fated Freaks and Geeks. The show only lasted for a season, but it proved to be a great springboard for talents like Segel, Franco, Rogen, and executive producer Judd Apatow. It hasn’t happened since their 2000 cancellation, but the whole cast, including guest stars, reunited for Apatow’s guest comedy issue for Vanity Fair.

Freaks and Geeks premiered and was marketed as the anti-Dawson’s Creek, which at the time of its debut, was the far more popular series amongst teens. Instead, Freaks focused on the “unpretty” faces of teens, and the real issues teens faced. Before the Vanity Fair shoot, some key cast members reunited two years ago for the Paley Film Festival, but this is the first time everyone returned to pay tribute.