Clone High Reboot arrives on MTV with Phil Lord and Chris Miller


Good news, everyone! The beloved but short-lived animated comedy series Clone High is redesigned for MTV, and the original creators are on board. You may or may not know Phil Lord and Chris Miller – the successful (and Oscar-winning) filmmakers behind films like Lego movie and 21 Jump Street – began to co-create Clone High in the early 2000s. The show only lasted 13 episodes on MTV in the United States and on Teletoon in Canada, but it built a cult following for its enormous sense of humor and its unique principle.

Like the original, “Clone High” will follow prominent historical figures who were cloned and replaced in high school, including Abraham Lincoln, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, John F. Kennedy, and more, as they face the trials and tribulations of normal adolescent life.

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Lord and Miller will “rethink” Clone High with co-creator Bill lawrence for MTV Studios, but it’s unclear exactly where it could be released. Since MTV Studios is owned by Viacom CBS, it may be part of the redesigned version of the CBS All Access streaming service under development.

Erica Rivinoja, who was a writer on the original series, will serve as a showrunner and co-wrote the pilot with Lord and Miller.

This news comes shortly after MTV Studios announced that Beavis and Butthead Creator Mike Judge revisiting this iconic MTV animated series for two new seasons, so it looks like MTV is making concerted efforts to create bold and creative content for young viewers – just like in the early 2000s.

Lord and Miller are very busy right now, but I’m glad to hear that they will have a hand in helping Clone High back. The two are preparing their next feature film, an astronaut film with Ryan Gosling based on a book by Andy Weir, and they’re also working on a live Apple series called The Afterparty that Miller is going to show. The two are producers of the next animated film Sony Pictures Related, and are back to produce the highly anticipated to come Spider-Man: in the Spider-Verse after.

Lawrence, meanwhile, is currently working on the Apple series Ted Lasso with Jason Sudeikis.



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