Lord & Miller Clone High restarts in development on MTV!
Long before bringing Jump Street and LEGOs to the big screen and winning an Oscar for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller co-created the short Clone High and now the classic adult animated series is getting treatment. reboot at MTV Studios, according to Deadline.
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Although the production company is behind the development of the reboot, it is currently unclear whether it will also be the network that is broadcasting the series, as it is not currently attached to one. Given that MTV’s animation colleague Beavis and Butt-Head recently got a two-season revival request on ViacomCBS’s Comedy Central network, along with Daria’s spin-off Jodie, there’s a chance the Clone’s revival High is looking for a network whose demographics are better. suitable for material that the current MTV audience.
Originally created by Lord, Miller and Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town), the series followed important historical figures who were cloned and placed in high school, the most notable being Abraham Lincoln, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc and John F. Kennedy, among others. others. Upon restart, Erica Rivinoja, a writer on the original series, will act as a showrunner and will co-write the pilot alongside Lord and Miller.
“We are thrilled to meet with Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Bill Lawrence to rethink this cult classic as we rapidly expand our portfolio of beloved and iconic adult animation series,” said Chris McCarthy, president of ViacomCBS youth and entertainment group , in a statement.
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The 2002 series was a co-production between the Canadian cable TV network Teletoon and MTV and aired in the first part between 2002-03 before debuting on MTV. He was infamously removed from the music network shortly after his debut, when Mahatma Gandhi’s portrait received widespread criticism from India, prompting hundreds to mount a hunger strike. Given that it was receiving low ratings and generally mixed reviews, MTV turned off control, however, in the years that followed, it won critical acclaim and won many cult followers.
Lord and Miller have even referred to the series throughout their various films over the years, including several 22 Jump Street jokes being pulled from the show, Will Forte reprising his voice role as Lincoln in The Lego Movie and a poster with Lincoln and JFK on display in Miles Morales’ Times Square, entitled “Clone College”.