AMC moves forward with ‘Geek Out’, featuring Fanboys writer Ernest Cline
AMC has officially announced that it will move forward on ‘Geek Out’, a reality-based show that launched a pilot episode this year.
The series will be hosted by Ernest Cline, who recently wrote the script to ‘Fanboys’ and has appeared on such series as ‘Sword and Laser’ and ‘Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles’. The basis of the show is to introduce ‘super-fans’ to their idolized obsession within the ‘geek community’.
The film ‘Fanboys’ was released in 1998, it was the story of a group of friends obsessed with ‘Star Wars’ who decide to break into George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in an effort to steal an early copy of ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace’.
There will be a co-host on the show, though that role has yet to be cast at this time. Cline himself has been very busy, with two novels on the way, named “Ready Player One” and “Armada”. Cline will also be an Executive Producer on the series, in cooperation with Thinkfactory Media’s Leslie Greif, Adam Freeman, Adam Reed and Dan Farah (Farah Films).