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Judd Apatow: 'Freaks and Geeks reunion won't happen'

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Freaks and Geeks creators Judd Apatow and Paul Feig have said that a reunion movie or series is very unlikely.

The acclaimed teen drama starring Jason Segel and James Franco lasted for only a single season on NBC over a decade ago, but has been hailed as groundbreaking by some critics.

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Director Paul Feig

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In a joint interview with Entertainment Weekly, Feig and Apatow expressed fears that a Freaks and Geeks reunion could ruin the series' legacy.

"I find it scary. I mean it could be great, but if it's anything less than great, then it just waters down the memory of the rest of the show," Feig explained. "For some reason that becomes the last thing you've done, and I always feel like if you don't get it right it erases the memory of what came before it. But I don't know. If we came up with a great idea, who knows?"

Freaks and Geeks producer Apatow added he enjoys that the series ended on a mysterious note.

"I love the question mark at the end of the series, so I never want to know more than that," Apatow explained. "It is the reason why you don't want to find out what happened, like when they got off the bus in The Graduate."

He added: "That's the main reason why it doesn't feel interesting to do. But whenever we see any of the actors together, they have just such ridiculous chemistry that you could tell you could put them in any situation and they would be really interesting to watch, and sparks would fly.

"So there's a chance I'm just completely wrong."

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Apatow has gone on to work with Freaks and Geeks stars Franco, Segel and Seth Rogen in a variety of films, including Pineapple Express and Knocked Up.

He previously revealed that the cancellations of Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared were heartbreaking.

Watch the Freaks and Geeks opening credits below:

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