There May Be a Clone High Revival in the Works

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Clone High is one of the cultiest of cult classic “cancelled too soon shows.” It never really amassed the post-mortem fanbase of an Arrested Development or a Firefly, but those who have seen it would likely do anything to see it rise again. And perhaps it just might.

The story, which centers on a high school filled with the clones of famous historical figures from Abe Lincoln to Cleopatra to Gandhi, only lasted for one season on MTV. But creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller are brainstorming ways to get it back to life, either as a show or even a movie. They spoke to Collider recently about the prospect.

“Because it’s at Viacom/MTV, we have a TV deal at Fox, he has a TV deal at Warner Bros,” Miller explained. “It’s all very complicated, and then it’s ‘should we do a movie, or a TV show, or whatever?’  But, we’re working on it!  It’s hard!”

It seems to be that they may be leaning toward a film, but that comes with its own set of problems given the show’s humor. It’s rare to see animated movies released in theaters that are PG-13 or higher, but that’s exactly what Clone High’s sense of humor requires. Lord explains the dilemma:

“It’s also a tricky thing because we basically made a PG-13 TV series, and if you’re gonna do a movie you wonder, ‘Am I gonna have to justify the budget that it’s gonna take by trying to broaden this to a family audience, and is that gonna kill what was fun about the original thing?’  Because there’s so much blood in the original series (laughs). ”

What do you think? Should Clone High live again, and in what format?

[Photo via MTV]

Paul Tassi In addition to writing for TVOvermind, Paul has contributed to major publications such as Forbes. He's a video game expert as well as TV and Movie guy.
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