Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

MTV Developing Live-Action 'Aeon Flux' Series From 'Teen Wolf' Showrunner

MTV Developing Live-Action 'Aeon Flux' Series From 'Teen Wolf' Showrunner

Chung's distorted figures performing acrobatic stunts in skimpy leather outfits, weird futuristic architecture, zero dialogue, and ending every short by killing the protagonist in some brutal way, was unlike anything that was on the air before or largely since, and, after Charlize Theron and director Karyn Kusama tried to make it a film franchise in 2005, the cartoon is coming back to live action. In 1992, more short episode were ordered and aired.

Sadly, the Aeon Flux movie was a disaster, both critically and at the box office. This series is just the latest MTV show from the past to be revived for a reboot, with the network now developing revivals of Jersey Shore, Yo MTV Raps, Total Request Live and The Real World.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Davis has been hired to write the script and executive produce the new Aeon Flux series.

That said, it's very much of its time, and it'll be a challenge to reboot this in a way that's faithful to Chung's original approach. In 1995, it yet again returned for 10 half-hour episodes. This will be the first time Aeon Flux will be in live-action on the small screen. Rebooting Aeon Flux is the newest effort in Viacom's grand plan, which also saw Jersey Shore, TRL, and Yo MTV Raps land revivals. Charlize Theron starred as the titular character, alongside Frances McDormand. Davis served as showrunner for MTV's Teen Wolf throughout the entirety of its 2011-2017 run, and is also known as the creator of the long-running CBS procedural, Criminal Minds.

There is no indication yet as to whether or not original series creator Peter Chung, who went on to work on The Animatrix and Rugrats, will be involved in this live-action reboot, or if any of the creative team from the live-action reboot will return, such as director Karyn Kusama and writers Phil Hay and Matt Mandredi. Is this a good move by MTV, or are they setting themselves up for failure?

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