MTV appears to be going back to its roots by announcing the relaunch of MTV Studios in attempt to recapture the magic of some their more popular programming. Here’s the promo that appeared this morning on their launch site.
According to Deadline, the focus appears to be on developing reboots, revivals, and spin-offs which tie into their extensive archive of shows. They also appear to be developing new shows which are unscripted (think Real World). One of the more noteworthy programs is reimaging of MTV’s hit animated show Daria entitled Daria and Jodie and will be written by Grace Edwards (a writer from Inside Amy Schumer). Also on the horizon is a live-action remake of the animated sci-fi series Aeon Flux. MTV Studios is also looking at bringing back Real World and an update to the Emmy winning unscripted series Made.
It appears Daria, Aeon Flux, and Real World are all being pitched to various streaming services (Netflix, Hulu, and Apple) as a means of distribution. MTV President Chris McCarthy explained to Deadline, why even though they are doing well on traditional cable, that this was the direction they were heading-
“it is a little bit more limiting than it used to be, so the stories that we tell on traditional cable are going to be very different than the stories that we would tell in SVOD.”
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