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Aeon Flux returning to MTV as live-action series

13 June 2018

Jeff Davis, the showrunner of MTV's Teen Wolf, is attached to write the series' script and will executive produce alongside Gale Anne Hurd.

Aeon Flux takes place in the future, at a time when only two cities have survived a global disaster. Hurd was also a producer for the 2005 Aeon Flux film adaptation. In 1992, more short episode were ordered and aired. But after the critical and commercial disappointment of the big-screen Aeon Flux, MTV is having another go at it - this time, on its home turf.

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MTV is developing a live-action series reboot of their classic 1990s animated series Aeon Flux.

Aeon Flux started out as as a series of six experimental animated shorts that aired during MTV's "Liquid Television" animation showcase in 1991. The show had a three season animated series ranging from the early to mid 90's.

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The less said about the feature film Aeon Flux, the better. 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. That film, which also starred Frances McDormand as Handler, Jonny Lee Miller as Oren Goodchild and Sophie Okenedo as Sithandra, earned just $25.8 million domestically and $52.3 million worldwide, from a $62 million budget. The movie holds a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 9 percent. The animated Aeon Flux series was well liked by critics and fans, and Davis' Teen Wolf was widely beloved by MTV audiences throughout its six season run on the cable network.

Hopefully, this new series can match reverse that negative reaction. Rebooting Aeon Flux is the newest effort in Viacom's grand plan, which also saw Jersey Shore, TRL, and Yo MTV Raps land revivals. The first few seasons of Teen Wolf were actually quite good, and set up the supernatural series to be this generation's answer to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Aeon Flux returning to MTV as live-action series