So I guess that Aeon Flux reboot was a harbinger of things to come!
MTV just announced the creation of MTV Studios, a new production company under the MTV banner. During that announcement, they decided to unveil that they were working on a reboot of The Real World, Aeon Flux, and a sequel to Daria called Daria & Jody. There were also a couple of reality TV shows that were announced, but Daria is back!
Daria & Jodie is set sometime after the 90’s animated series with both women continuing to be snarky and sarcastic with a stronger focus on today’s issues. In that same vein, The Real World is going to focus on social media, 24-hour news and how it affects people, and is probably going to be really depressing now that I think about it. And Aeon Flux is going to still be as weird as it ever war, but now in live action.
What’s interesting to note is that MTV is planning on shopping these shows to digital services like Netflix, Hulu, and Apple. If they have a new production studio, wouldn’t it make more sense to have them air on MTV and increase the viewership? It seems counterproductive to have these shows air on digital platforms and not on cable, but I guess that might just be the way things are now.
I was joking last week about wanting MTV to bring back more of Liquid Television, but I’ll take a revival of Daria. It’s one of those shows that really did define my teenage years and Daria’s sense of humor really did rub off on me. Oh, and if all of these new shows succeed, MTV may bring back Beavis and Butt-Head. It’s a good day to be a 90’s fan.