Comedy Central Order 2 Seasons Of ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Reboot From Mike Judge
US channel Comedy Central has signed an expansive deal with Emmy Award-winning Mike Judge to reimagine MTV’s seminal, Gen X-defining ‘Beavis and Butt-Head‘, as well as additional spin-offs and specials.
Launched in 1993, ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ quickly became a force in pop culture and started a television revolution with its pure, unadulterated, satirical commentary on youth and adolescence. Centred around two teenage couch potatoes, “Beavis” and “Butt-Head,” the unprecedented concept immediately became part of the vernacular in a way no other adult animated series had before. Known for tackling social issues including teen obesity, workers’ rights and media trends, the show connected with an entire generation, laying claim as one of the most innovative series in the modern-day zeitgeist.
In this new iteration will “reimagine” the duo for today, with “Beavis” and “Butt-head” entering a whole new Gen Z world. Comedy Central has ordered two seasons of the new series with meta-themes relatable to both new and old fans – Gen X parents and their Gen Z kids. Judge is set to write, produce and provide voice over for both iconic characters.
‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ was the show which really kicked off Mike Judge’s career. He followed it up by co-creating ‘King Of The Hill’ with Greg Daniels, which led to the dark comedy ‘Office Space’, sci-fi comedy ‘Idiocracy’, and the film ‘Extract’. In 2014 he flipped back to tv, this time in live-action, creating the hilarious ‘Silicon Valley’.
“We are thrilled to be working with Mike Judge and the great team at 3 Arts again as we double down on Adult Animation at Comedy Central” commented Chris McCarthy, President of Entertainment & Youth Group. “Beavis and Butt-Head were a defining voice of a generation, and we can’t wait to watch as they navigate the treacherous waters of a world light-years from their own.”
We don’t know when the ‘Beavis and Butt-Head‘ reboot will land on Comedy Central in the US, or where it may end up in the UK, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.
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