Aeon Flux returning to MTV as live-action series

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The Viacom-owned network is developing a live-action reboot of the 1990s animated series, from Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf, Criminal Minds) and The Walking Dead/Fear The Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd, Deadline has confirmed.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Davis has been hired to write the script and executive produce the new Aeon Flux series. The show was created by animator Peter Chung, and is set in the year 7698, in the aftermath of a global environmental crisis that wiped out almost the entire planet, except for two border cities in what was previously referred to as Eastern Europe.

Created by animator Peter Chung, Aeon Flux was first introduced to the world in 1991 as an avant-garde six-part sequence of shorts that was featured in MTV's Liquid Television experimental animation series. It wasn't until 1995 that a ten-episode half hour long animated series was released. Denise Poirier voiced Aeon Flux with John Rafter Lee voicing Goodchild, roles which were portrayed by Charlize Theron and Martin Csokas in the 2005 live-action thriller. The story centered on Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron), the top operative in the underground "Monican" rebellion - led by The Handler (Frances McDormand). But after the critical and commercial disappointment of the big-screen Aeon Flux, MTV is having another go at it - this time, on its home turf. The movie holds a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 9 percent.

This project keeps Davis in business with MTV, after six successful seasons of Teen Wolf, which ended its run past year. This time around, it'll be all about the police state, "biohacking", and superheroics as the heroine becomes the legendary Aeon Flux. 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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