Phil Lord and Chris Miller are returning to the world of animation with a re-imagining of a cult classic animated series from MTV Studios.

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MTV Studios (part of the Entertainment and Youth Group), a unit of ViacomCBS, announced today that Academy Award and Golden Globe®-winning creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, The Lego Movie) will reimagine the iconic “Clone High” television series with Emmy®-nominated co-creator Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Cougar Town).

Erica Rivinoja

MTV and Erica Rivinoja will develop and produce new episodes of the animated series, which was widely regarded as a time capsule of the early 2000s with its loving satire and wry parody of emo culture. Rivinoja, who was a writer on the original series will serve as showrunner and will co-write the pilot with Lord and Miller.


Like the original, “Clone High” will follow prominent historical figures who have been cloned and placed back in high school, including Abraham Lincoln, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, John F. Kennedy and more, as they face the trials and tribulations of normal teenage life.

“We [are] thrilled to reunite with Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Bill Lawrence to re-imagine this cult classic as we rapidly grow our portfolio of beloved and iconic adult animation series,” said Chris McCarthy, President, ViacomCBS Entertainment and Youth Group.

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