With "Arrested Development" returning with new episodes on Netflix after a seven-year hiatus, the Los Angeles Times asks why a similar feat couldn’t be undertaken for another cult hit, "Freaks and Geeks."
Asking "Freaks and Geeks" creator Paul Feig the question, he answered that the problem would be with the cast, which included James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel and Linda Cardellini.
"Oh, we couldn’t afford them," Feig told the publication. "It’d be the most expensive cast ever."
Feig added that, in his opinion, the issues would go deeper than money.
"You know, Mitch Hurwitz is just braver than I am," Feig says, referring to the "Arrested Development" creator. "I’ve never seen a good reunion — in real life or on film. There’s always something that’s wrong. Half the time, you’re just thinking, ‘Oh, look how old they are.’"
Feig added, "Never say never. I love them all. But we’re probably best served leaving the past behind."