MTV is developing a live-action reboot of its iconic animated series Aeon Flux, bringing aboard Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis to write the script and serve as an executive producer. Those shorts were followed up with five additional short-form animated episodes in 1992, and in 1995, MTV ordered a 10-episode season of half-hour episodes as its own stand-alone series.
The series is set in a future dystopian world where a young assassin teams up with a group of rebel biohackers to save humanity, and becomes known as the hero Aeon Flux.
Released back on MTV in the Liquid Television days, Aeon Flux was an animated series that was full of violence, sex, and all around weirdness. It paid off for them in a big way, as it's how they discovered Beavis And Butt-head, but it also worked with Peter Chung's Aeon Flux. Denise Poirier voiced Aeon Flux with John Rafter Lee voicing Goodchild, roles which were portrayed by Charlize Theron and Martin Csokas in the 2005 live-action thriller.
The 2005 feature starring Theron and co-starring Frances McDormand and produced by MTV Films, did not fare well either critically or financially, earning just $52.3 million worldwide.
Industry insiders have indicated that MTV is preparing to open a studio to "help further monetize its library" as its parent company Viacom breathes new life into its brands. The animated Aeon Flux series was well liked by critics and fans, and Davis' Teen Wolf was widely beloved by MTV audiences throughout its six season run on the cable network.
Hopefully, this new series can match reverse that negative reaction.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, MTV will be changing the plot slightly. The first few seasons of Teen Wolf were actually quite good, and set up the supernatural series to be this generation's answer to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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