MTV is about to revive some blasts from the past! In a press release on Thursday, the network announced the launch of a brand new production unit called MTV Studios, which will focus on, “developing new series and re-imaginations of its most iconic hits.”
Drawing from MTV’s 35-year catalog, the new studio’s initial slate will include re-imagined versions of fan-favorite, classic shows such as Daria, Aeon Flux, The Real World, and Made. In addition to these classic series’ revivals, MTV Studios will also be the home of brand new content including two shows to start – The Valley (which sounds similar to The Hills) and Straight Up Ghosted (a show which follows young people on a journey to discovering why lost friends and family members no longer speak with them).
MTV is very excited about this new venture and about bringing back some classic content for a new generation. Chris McCarthy, President of MTV, said in a statement:
[row]“MTV has the biggest collection of hit youth franchises that spans more than three decades of content and over 200 titles, part of which have fueled our resurgence. With MTV Studios, we are, for the first time ever, opening up this vault beyond our own platforms to reimagine the franchises with new partners.”[/row]
It certainly sounds like it’s a new era on the horizon for MTV, and with any new beginning comes, well, a new iconic beginning, in this case, literally! In addition to their upcoming line-up, MTV Studios has also released a first look at the network’s brand new opening sequence as well as a sleek new logo (feature image).
Check out MTV Studios’ new opening sequence as well as loglines for their new series line-up below. Are you excited to see some of your favorite MTV shows coming back on air? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
The new loglines for the new series are below:
“DARIA & JODIE” (wt)
The iconic animated franchise is reinvented through the eyes of heroine Daria Morgendorffer and one of her closest friends Jodie Landon. These two smart young women take on the world, with their signature satirical voice while deconstructing popular culture, social classes, gender, and race.
Writer: Grace Edwards (“Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt,” “Loosely Exactly Nicole,” “Inside Amy Schumer”)
This cult anime classic is back for a live-action remake, as the badass heroine assassin Aeon Flux teams up with a group of biohacking rebels in the not too distant dystopian future to battle a brutally repressive regime and save humanity.
Executive Producers: Jeff Davis (“Teen Wolf,” “Criminal Minds”), Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead”)
“THE REAL WORLD”
The show that invented modern reality television returns to its roots. This reconnection to innocence for the trailblazing series strips away the polarization and cold anonymity of social media, the din of the 24-hour news cycle, and the facades of the instafamous culture to find out what happens “when seven strangers are picked to live in a house…stop being polite and start getting real.”
The groundbreaking, Emmy-winning life makeover series returns. In a world of 2D Instagram transformations, MADE pairs talented young underdogs with experts for face to face coaching for total life, real life reinventions.
“THE VALLEY” (wt)
In the spirit of “The Hills” and “The City,” this new show follows a group of 20 somethings in a classic coming of age docu-series featuring first loves, relationships, and life decisions – with a twist. This group of young people is living in “The Valley” of Nogales, Arizona, a town along the border of the United States and Mexico. This is the real-life story of friends who are growing up on the edge of two countries, two cities as they share one Valley, their youth, and common bond.
“MTV’S STRAIGHT UP GHOSTED”
While social media has connected the world more than ever, it has also undercut our ability to deeply connect and communicate. Today, critical relationship-ending conversations and confrontations have faded into digital dialogue or worse “ghosting.” This series explores real stories of real people who vanished by blocking them, and unlocks the reality and uncomfortable truth to satisfy the ultimate question–why did you leave me?
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