Nerdery, TV

Ready Player One Author to Host AMC Reality Show Geek Out



Ernest Cline, screenwriter of Fanboys, whose cyberpunk novel steeped in ’80s pop-culture was snapped up by Warner Bros. for a future movie, will be hosting the new reality show about geekdom that might actually not suck. His cohost is yet to be determined. From the press release:

“Geek Out” (w/t) will feature Cline and his co-host as they pay it forward by traveling the country and surprising obsessed fans. Whether it be the guy who turned his apartment into an exact replica of the Starship Enterprise, the comic book fan whose body is covered in X-Men tattoos, or the suburban mom whose entire house is overflowing with Twilight memorabilia, it explores why that person is a super-fan and offers the surprise of a lifetime when the fan is given an awesome, otherwise unattainable experience related to their obsession.

Sorry, AMC, but prepare for a barrage of snarky comments about why Twilight is not geek. You kinda asked for that one.

Beyond that, Cline’s involvement gives me some hope. You?