Daria and Aeon Flux are set to be revived by MTV’s just-launched MTV Studios. MTV announced the new studio will develop “new series and re-imaginations of its most iconic hits for partners across SVOD and Linear.” MTV Studios will delve into MTV’s archives to launch new versions and spin-offs of the network’s popular shows.
According to MTV’s official announcement, a reimagined Daria will be developed by Inside Amy Schumer writer Grace Edwards. Teen Wolf‘s Jeff Davis is working on creating a new Aeon Flux project, and the unscripted series Made is getting an update.
“MTV has the biggest collection of hit youth franchises that spans more than three decades of content and over 200 titles, part of which have fueled our resurgence,” stated Chris McCarthy, President of MTV. “With MTV Studios, we are for the first time ever opening up this vault beyond our own platforms to reimagine the franchises with new partners.”
MTV Studios Slate:
- DARIA & JODIE (wt) – The iconic animated franchise is reinvented through the eyes of heroine Daria Morgendorffer and one of her closest friends Jodie Landon. These two smart young women take on the world, with their signature satirical voice while deconstructing popular culture, social classes, gender and race.
- AEON FLUX – This cult anime classic is back for a live action remake, as the badass heroine assassin Aeon Flux teams up with a group of biohacking rebels in the not too distant dystopian future to battle a brutally repressive regime and save humanity.
- THE REAL WORLD – The show that invented modern reality television returns to its roots. This reconnection to innocence for the trailblazing series strips away the polarization and cold anonymity of social media, the din of the 24-hour news cycle, and the facades of the instafamous culture to find out what happens “when seven strangers are picked to live in a house… stop being polite and start getting real.”
- MADE – The groundbreaking, Emmy-winning life makeover series returns. In a world of 2D Instagram transformations, Made pairs talented young underdogs with experts for face to face coaching for total life, real life reinventions.
- THE VALLEY (wt) – In the spirit of The Hills and The City, this new show follows a group of 20 somethings in a classic coming of age docu-series featuring first loves, relationships and life decisions – with a twist. This group of young people is living in “The Valley” of Nogales, Arizona, a town along the border of the United States and Mexico. This is the real life story of friends who are growing up on the edge of two countries, two cities as they share one Valley, their youth and common bond.
- MTV’S STRAIGHT UP GHOSTED – While social media has connected the world more than ever, it has also undercut our ability to deeply connect and communicate. Today, critical relationship-ending conversations and confrontations have faded into digital dialogue or worse “ghosting.” This series explores real stories of real people who vanished by blocking them, and unlocks the reality and uncomfortable truth to satisfy the ultimate question–why did you leave me?