Aeon Flux Revived By MTV With Live-Action Reboot

Lawrence Kim
June 13, 2018

The interesting news is that Aeon Flux's sci-fi dystopian weirdness based on Peter Chung's animated short series is coming back to MTV, where it originally aired - this time as a live-action series. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news on this new Aeon Flux live-action series.

MTV, as it would eventually do for fellow Liquid Television-grown Beavis And Butt-Head, gave Aeon Flux its own series after its initial six segments, with five short episodes serving as "season 2, ' followed by a 10-episode run of half-hour episodes in 1995 ('season 3"). The show had a three season animated series ranging from the early to mid 90's.

Aeon Flux is making a comeback. Attached to the show are Jeff Davis, the current showrunner of Teen Wolf, and Gale Anne Hurd, who works on The Walking Dead and was one of the producers of the 2005 movie. Sources told THR that MTV is preparing to launch a studio that will further monetize its library as part of Viacom's push to revitalize its cable brands.

The original MTV animated Aeon Flux show, created by animator Peter Chung, first debuted in 1991 as a six-part series of shorts. As for the live-action movie, well, it wasn't quite the hit some were hoping for.

In 2005, Paramount Pictures, Lakeshore Entertainment, and Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures banner teamed for an Aeon Flux feature film. Produced by MTV Films and directed by Karyn Kusama, the film had an impressive cast that included Theron and Frances McDormand, but couldn't eke out either a critical or commercial victory. That makes sense after the film had a rough go with critics, fans, and the box office while the series still retains much of its goodwill among the industry and fan communities.

Speaking of live-action, it turns out that Aeon Flux is going to be revived for a live-action TV series! Perhaps Davis could bring his skill with balancing rich characters with the more unbelievable aspects of a fantasy series to Aeon Flux.

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