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Geek cult film Free Enterprise to return as a new TV pilot

William Shatner, Eric McCormack, and Rafer Weigel discuss love and life in the cult classic from 1999
William Shatner, Eric McCormack, and Rafer Weigel discuss love and life in the cult classic from 1999Free Enterprise/Robert Meyer Burnett

On the 15th anniversary of the theatrical release of the original motion picture Free Enterprise, the film’s writer/producer Mark Altman (Castle, The Specials, DOA: Dead Or Alive) and director/writer Robert Meyer Burnett (Agent Cody Banks, ST: TMP Blu-rays) announced the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign on Monday, July 8 to raise money to shoot a TV pilot for a new TV series based on the comedic cult classic.

Produced by the original team behind the beloved fan favorite, the new TV series Geeks, inspired by the original, like its progenitor is a love letter to Star Trek and all things geektastic from two lifelong devotees of genre filmmaking and fantastic pop culture.

Geeks will feature an all-new cast of characters and a coterie of famous nerdlebrities that they will encounter in their travels. Retaining the wit, fun and genre savvy of the original film, the new series, will have you loving long and partying like it's 1999.

“Rob and I could not be more excited to be revisiting the Free Enterprise universe 15 years after the release of the original movie,” said series producer Mark Altman “This is a chance for fans to see themselves as they really are and will be the only show depicting sci-fi fans with a life. It could probably best be described as The Big Bang Theory meets Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Joining the creative team will be Emmy Award-winning comedy director Dave Rogers, who has worked on such series as Seinfield, the Office and is currently a producer and director on Fox’s critically acclaimed The Mindy Project.

The Geeks series pilot Kickstarter campaign will go live on Monday, July 8 at 17:01 hours (5:01 PM Pacific Time) and give fans a unique chance to be part of the Free Enterprise experience with incentives ranging from T-shirts to autographed posters to a chance to appear in the TV pilot itself.

You can also follow Geeks on Facebook at Geeks-TV Series.