'Aeon Flux' Reboot Series Is Coming To MTV

Angelo Anderson
June 13, 2018

A year later, in 1992, Aeon Flux circled back around for five short-form episodes.

Jeff Davis, the showrunner of MTV's Teen Wolf, is attached to write the series' script and will executive produce alongside Gale Anne Hurd. Chung's distorted figures performing acrobatic stunts in skimpy leather outfits, freakish futuristic architecture, zero dialogue, and ending every short by killing the protagonist in some brutal way, was unlike anything that was on the air before or largely since, and, after Charlize Theron and director Karyn Kusama tried to make it a film franchise in 2005, the cartoon is coming back to live action. Reboots are definitely in and MTV are looking to bring back Aeon Flux, although this time it will be live-action TV.

Written by Davis, the live-action series is 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.

It will be interesting to see if Aeon Flux can (finally) work in a live-action capacity, especially with the 2005 dud of a movie serving ignominiously as the only attempt.

Created by animator Peter Chung, Aeon Flux debuted in 1991 as a series of animated shorts on MTV Liquid Television before spinning off in 1995 as its own standalone series.

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. It was a box office flop, with $52.3 million worldwide off a $62 million production budget.

Hopefully, this live-action TV series revival will have better luck.

Industry insiders have indicated that MTV is preparing to open a studio to "help further monetize its library" as its parent company Viacom breathes new life into its brands. The first few seasons of Teen Wolf were actually quite good, and set up the supernatural series to be this generation's answer to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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