Comedy Central announced Wednesday that “Beavis and Butt-head” will be rebooted on the network.
Breaking: ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ is back! Mike Judge is returning to oversee two new seasons — and spinoffs — of the franchise at Comedy Central. Details: https://t.co/wAKTGjlabv pic.twitter.com/l4XhcIUhnF
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Comedy Central said in a statement that it has ordered two new seasons of the show and will also create additional spinoffs and specials. The show will reportedly take place in a “new Gen Z world” that will constrain meta-themes relatable to both new and old fans. (RELATED: NBA2K Releases Cover Art For ‘Mamba Forever Edition’ In Memory Of Kobe Bryant)
Mike Judge, the original voice actor for both “Beavis” and “Butt-head” has agreed to write, produce and voice the characters on the show, according to the statement. “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,” said Chris McCarthy, President of Entertainment & Youth Group at Comedy Central, in the statement.
The show first premiered in 1993 on MTV and “started a television revolution with its pure, unadulterated, satirical commentary on youth and adolescence,” according to the statement. The show additionally had a film released in theatres in 1996 called “Beavis and Butt-head Do America.”
The show originally ran for seven seasons from 1993 to 1997 and was revived in 2011 for a single season. “It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again,” said Judge in the statement.