'Aeon Flux' Reboot Series Is Coming To MTV

Lewis Collier
June 13, 2018

Aeon Flux will, once again, be infiltrating the programming lineup of MTV! 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.

Aeon Flux is heading back to the small screen, as MTV has set a reboot of the 1990s animated series from former Teen Wolf showrunner and The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. Davis will executive produce with Hurd, who produced the 2005 feature starring Charlize Theron.

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that MTV is revisiting their Aeon Flux property and is going forward in rebooting the property into a live-action series.

Aeon Flux takes place in the future, at a time when only two cities have survived a global disaster.

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Created by animator Peter Chung, Aeon Flux was first introduced to the world in 1991 as an avant-garde six-part sequence of shorts that was featured in MTV's Liquid Television experimental animation series. The show was created by animator Peter Chung, and is set in the year 7698, in the aftermath of a global environmental crisis that wiped out almost the entire planet, except for two border cities in what was previously referred to as Eastern Europe. However, after years of other-media manifestations, notably a Dark Horse Comics limited series, Aeon Flux would be - after a decade of dormancy - revived with the 2005 live-action movie, directed by Karyn Kusama, in which Charlize Theron played Aeon. It was a box office flop, with $52.3 million worldwide off a $62 million production budget.

Hopefully, this new series can match reverse that negative reaction.

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. Is this a good move by MTV, or are they setting themselves up for failure?

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