MTV is rebooting “Aeon Flux.”
A live-action version of the ’90s animated series that ran on the Viacom-owned cable network is currently in development, a person with knowledge of the production tells TheWrap.
The TV reboot will be written and executive produced by “Teen Wolf” showrunner Jeff Davis. “The Walking Dead”s Gale Anne Hurd — who produced the 2005 feature film version of the story, starring Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand — will also executive produce.
“Aeon Flux” 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 titular hero known as Aeon Flux.
The original series — created by animator Peter Chung — debuted on MTV in 1991 as six shorts included in its Liquid Television animated series. “Aeon Flux” came back with five more shorts in 1992 and then in 10 half-hour episodes in 1995.
“Aeon Flux” is the latest in a string of series to get the revival treatment at the younger-skewing network, with returns of “Jersey Shore,” “Yo! MTV Raps” and “TRL” in the works.
The movie version of “Aeon Flux” was both a box office and critical failure, with a 9 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.