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'Free Enterprise' TV Series Ramps Up

Creators of 1999 comedy hope to fund pilot on Kickstarter

Fifteen years after its theatrical release, "Free Enterprise" may enjoy new life as a television pilot thanks to a new Kickstarter campaign that launched today.

"Free Enterprise" writer-producer Mark A. Altman ("Castle") and director-writer Robert Meyer Burnett ("Agent Cody Banks") are spearheading the effort. The pilot is designed as a love letter to Star Trek and all things "geektastic."

“We are so excited about the opportunity to revisit this universe we first created 15 years ago,” said Altman. “We’re looking forward to spreading the word about this campaign during San Diego Comic-Con and at the Las Vegas Creation Star Trek Convention the following week as well and show fans how they can be a part of bringing this project to life.”

"Free Enterprise – The TV Series" will feature an all-new cast and celebrity appearances.

Also joining the project is Emmy Award-winning comedy director David Rodgers, whose work includes "Seinfeld," "The Office" and "The Mindy Project."

“This is a chance for us to make our show the way we want to make it,” Burnett explained. “We don’t have to answer to a studio or a network, only the fans who will make Kirk-starting this series possible.”

Altman and Burnett are making appearances at the GEEK Magazine booth at Comic-Con International (Booth No. 4437) and the 15th anniversary "Free Enterprise" reunion panel at 3:30 p.m. July 25 in Room 24ABC. A screening of the film will follow in the Marina Ballroom at 8:15 p.m.

"Free Enterprise," which was released in 1999, starred Eric McCormack ("Will & Grace"), Rafer Weigel and William Shatner. It followed two friends who embrace science fiction pop culture as they struggle with their careers and relationships.

For information, visit the project's Kickstarter and Facebook pages.

Source: 1701News

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