MTV Studios rebooting Clone High

Before Phil Lord and Chris Miller made the Lego movies, or sent Spiderman into the Spider-Verse, or wondered what life would be like for The Last Man on Earth, they co-created and animated Clone High.

Now MTV, which originally aired Clone High in 2002-2003, has summoned Lord and Miller and their fellow co-creator Bill Lawrence to “re-imagine” the series (did ViacomCBS send out a memo 86’ing the words reboot, revival and reunion?). They’ll be working with Erica Rivinoja, who served as a writer on the original series and will showrun the reboot.

Like the original, Clone High will follow prominent historical figures who have been cloned and placed back in high school, including Abraham Lincoln, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, John F. Kennedy and more, as they face the trials and tribulations of normal teenage life.  “We thrilled to reunite with Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Bill Lawrence to re-imagine this cult classic as we rapidly grow our portfolio of beloved and iconic adult animation series,” said Chris McCarthy, President, ViacomCBS Entertainment and Youth Group.

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