MTV is reviving its beloved, dystopian short-form show Aeon Flux with a live-action remake.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, MTV has hired Teen Wolf creator and showrunner Jeff Davis to write the script and co-produce the show alongside The Walking Dead’s Gale Anne Hurd. Hurd also produced the 2005 live-action film adaptation of the television series.
Originally created by animator Peter Chung, Aeon Flux first aired in 1991 as a series of animated shorts on MTV’s Liquid Television anthology, eventually graduating to its own full half-hour format in 1995, which lasted one 10-episode season. The story is set after a complete environmental collapse has nearly eradicated the population worldwide, and it follows titular character Aeon Flux, a secret agent and skilled acrobat from an anarchist society called Monica. The society is locked in a feud with its nemesis, Bregna, a police state, where Aeon must travel frequently in the fight for her country’s cause.
Very few additional details have emerged, but The Hollywood Reporter noted that an official announcement on the series is likely to come from MTV later this week.