FX Buys Jack Black Military School Comedy, the Next ‘Freaks and Geeks’?
Bold words to be certain, but is the nostalgia that so many loved from Judd Apatow‘s cancelled cult comedy ‘Freaks and Geeks’ about to make a return? If FX and Jack Black have their way, it just might. We’ve just learned that the cable network has struck a deal with the acerbic funnyman’s production company to produce a military school coming-of-age project set in the ’80s, but will it live up to the hype? And who else is involved?
Jack Black might be making his way to TV, though not quite as prominently as you might hope for. According to Deadline, FX has just struck a deal with the ‘School of Rock’ star’s production company Electric Dynamite to develop an untitled coming-of-age comedy set at a military academy. Taking place in the 1980s, the story would cull from writer Steve Agee’s personal experiences, co-written by ‘Childrens Hospital‘ scribe Rob Schrab.
Reportedly, the project is to be tonally similar to ‘Freaks and Geeks,’ the much-beloved Judd Apatow period comedy that only saw a single season on NBC, despite its great critical acclaim. It isn’t yet known what kind of involvement Black himself could have in the still-untitled project.
What say you? Do you think FX has a nostalgic hit on his hands with Jack Black’s latest effort? Does the comparison to ‘Freaks and Geeks’ have you excited?