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MTV Reviving 'Real World,' 'Daria' And 'Aeon Flux' Through New Studio

MTV Reviving 'Real World,' 'Daria' And 'Aeon Flux' Through New Studio

The show will take on writer Grace Edwards, who's worked on other well-received comedy programs like "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Inside Amy Schumer".

On Thursday, MTV announced the creation of MTV Studios, a new production house that will be in charge of reviving some of the network's most beloved classic shows, including "Daria", "The Real World" and "Aeon Flux".

The new Daria series now has a working title of Daria and Jodie, following both Daria Morgendorffer and her best friend, Jodie Landon.

Just like the 1990s original, the new Aeon Flux centers on its titular "badass heroine assassin" Aeon Flux as she partners with a crew of biohacking rebels as they fight to save humanity.

While we're now scarce on details, one thing's clear - Daria would no-doubt have a few thoughts about her own reboot.

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MTV is joining in on the reboot craze by doing a re-imagined version of the adult animated sitcom that ran on the cable net from 1997 to 2002.

Daria was on before reboots became A Thing - even Beavis and Butt-Head got one - but I'd bet my Mystik Spiral album that Daria would hate them.

MTV Studios will also create new shows The Valley and Siesta Key, which are both coming-of-age docuseries about the real lives of teenagers. Viewers will watch "these two smart young women take on the world, with their signature satirical voice while deconstructing popular culture, social classes, gender and race". This group of young people is living in The Valley of Nogales, Arizona, a town along the border of the United States and Mexico.

MTV Studios is also planning some new, non-reboots as well. (You know we know you've seen hundreds of Daria quote photos floating around Instagram.) But does it make sense to bring Daria back now, 20 years after it premiere, especially when the original was "wholly reflective of the era of its creation - the '90s"? Jodie is Daria's intellectual equal, but unlike Daria, she's popular and well-liked in school. Her apparent absence in the reboot might turn potential viewers off.


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