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Paul Feig has had an incredible movie career — Bridesmaids, Spy, The Heat — but when it comes to TV, his shows haven’t made it past Season 1. Freaks & Geeks was tragically canceled after 18 episodes on NBC, and his 2015 effort Other Space unfortunately outlived its online broadcaster, Yahoo! Screen. But Feig won’t let that stop him from resurrecting the show for Season Two.
Since Yahoo Studios discontinued its original scripted programming, the rights to the “Star Trek meets The Office” series have reverted back to Feig, and all geoblocks — obstructions used to prevent Other Space from airing outside the U.S. — have been lifted. Feig hopes that the show can finally reach the audience it deserves.
As Feig told Splitsider about the cancellation, “It’s colossally sad for me. The fact nobody saw it, that’s what makes me crazy — it’s just never had its day in court. This is probably one of the biggest labors of love I’ve ever been involved with. It’s something I’m hugely proud of, and something we’re all dying to do more of.” The writer-director is asking fans to watch the eight-episode first season and share links on social media with the #ShareOtherSpace hashtag. He hopes the online movement will be enough to drum up support for his little show that couldn’t.
Feig is very aware of the hurdles he faces in reviving a show that didn’t have a wide audience. He describes the first as getting his former showrunner Owen Ellickson to return, as well as the cast, which includes Trace Beaulieu and Joel Hodgson from Mystery Science Theater 3000, along with Milana Vayntrub, who you’ll probably recognize from those AT&T commercials. Karan Soni, who starred as the Other Space ship captain, stated that “If [Feig] gives the call, I’ll be ‘Yes!’ I’m sure we’d all be there.”
Feig’s second hurdle is, as he puts it, “finding a broadcaster that wants to get involved. One that’s willing to take the chance.”
Watch the Other Space pilot now on Yahoo…
And check out Other Space’s entire eight-episode season here.
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