Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s resume includes some wildly popular films. That includes The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street, and, of course, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. But some think their greatest accomplishment was their first one: the short-lived animated series Clone High. They created the show with Scrubs‘ Bill Lawrence. The cult classic featured clones of historical figures as teenagers in high school. The series, which satirized fame, its characters, and high school coming-of-age-stories, was a sign of things to come for the pair. But the show never got its proper due. It only lasted for one brilliant, 13-episode season. Now that’s about to change, because MTV is bringing back the team to “re-imagine” the series for a new generation.
Don’t worry though. Teenage JFK, Abraham Lincoln, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Gandhi are coming back with them.
MTV Studios has announced Lord, Miller, and Lawrence will return for an “updated version” of Clone High with all new episodes. Erica Rivinoja (South Park), a writer on the original series, will serve as showrunner and will pen the pilot with Lord and Miller. And while the show will be a “re-imagining,” it will still follow the original show’s famous clones.
“We’re thrilled to reunite with Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Bill Lawrence to re-imagine this cult classic as we rapidly grow our portfolio of beloved and iconic adult animation series,” said ViacomCBS President of Entertainment and Youth Group Chris McCarthy in a statement.
I am filled with dread and hope at once. #dreope— Phil Lord #BlackLivesMatter #WearAMask (@philiplord) July 2, 2020
Clone High is the latest MTV animated series finding new life in 2020. They recently announced Jodie, a modern spin-off to Daria. And the network’s iconic idiot duo of Beavis and Butthead are heading back to television with a new series at Comedy Central.
New episodes will be amazing, so don’t tell them we’d be happy if they were just clones of the original.
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