Aeon Flux Live-Action TV Reboot Series Happening at MTV


The Walking Dead's Ann Gale Hurd is set to produce the series, and many will also know Hurd from also producing the 2005 big-screen adaption starring Charlize Theron.

According to the putlet, the reboot will take its cues from the original series and be set in a future dystopian state and revolves around a young assassin who teams with a group of biohacking rebels to save humanity as she becomes the hero known as Aeon Flux. Hurd was also a producer for the 2005 Aeon Flux film adaptation.

Aeon Flux was initially a series of shorts from Peter Chung that aired in 1991 and 1992.

That said, it's very much of its time, and it'll be a challenge to reboot this in a way that's faithful to Chung's original approach.

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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 series grew a cult following, and returned to TV a year later with five short-form episodes and again in 1995 as a 10-episode half-hour animated series. 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. However, the film was a forgettable affair that bombed at the box office (it earened $52.3 million worldwide, against a $62 million budget, ) and was excoriated by critics, notably creator Peter Chung, who called the film "a travesty".

The live-action TV series looks to follow similar plot details.

The project marks a return to MTV for Davis, who created and served as showrunner on Teen Wolf, which ran for six seasons and was the highest-rated scripted series in network history.

I'm happy to see that MTV is going back to its roots with Aeon Flux in a way, and I hope this opens up the door for a return of other Liquid Television segments. Is this a good move by MTV, or are they setting themselves up for failure?