Freaks and Geeks stars John Francis Daley, Samm Levine, and Martin Starr got together to promote Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
Fans of Freaks and Geeks and Dungeons & Dragons, brace yourselves: John Francis Daley, Samm Levine, and Martin Starr just reprised their roles of Sam, Neal, and Bill from Freaks and Geeks. It was for a video to promote the new Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves movie that drops in theaters today. If you weren’t already pumped to go see this fantasy adventure film, then this video will get your dice rolling.
The short video, which is a nod to the final episode of Freaks and Geeks, features the three friends who are still playing the tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons 23 years later. Samm Levine and Martin Starr both comment on how long their beards have grown. Meanwhile, John Francis Daley claims he can’t grow one because he hasn’t hit puberty yet. The whole video is quite tongue-in-cheek since John Francis Daley co-wrote and co-directed the new film.
Despite only running for one season (1999-2000), and airing just 18 episodes, the cult classic show Freaks and Geeks made a lasting impression on viewers who could relate to the high school misfits (some of whom loved Dungeons & Dragons themselves). This concept was very new to the scene back then since most of the shows, like Saved by the Bell and Dawson’s Creek catered to the more popular, preppy high school crowd.
Freaks and Geeks also featured a cast of promising young actors like Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, and James Franco, who have since gone on to have widely successful careers.
For years there has been speculation and hopes of a revival of Freaks and Geeks; a chance for the writers and cast to bring to life what could have been. But Seth Rogen has squashed those rumors, insisting that audiences should just let it be instead of trying to mess with a good thing.
Audiences who love Freaks and Geeks will likely enjoy the new Dungeons & Dragons film since they both appeal to a similar demographic. While Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is based on the classic tabletop game, the movie will take plenty of creative liberty to create epic action scenes, comedic bits, and perhaps some romance between Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez. D&D fans will likely appreciate that the film is set in the Forgotten Realms, and will feature Druids, Bards, and even Themberchaud.
The tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons has been a sensation ever since the fantasy role-playing game was first released back in 1974. It’s well known that freaks, geeks, and misfits love playing the game, but did you know many celebrities enjoy playing it to? Stephen Colbert, Vin Diesel, Matthew Lillard, Joe Manganiello, Mike Myers, and Robin Williams have all admitted that they play or have played Dungeons & Dragons.