Beavis and Butt-Head Is Coming Back!
Mike Judge is resurrecting his beloved Gen X cartoon as part of a new deal with the cable network. In addition to two new seasons of Beavis and Butt-Head, the deal calls for spin-offs and specials, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“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,” Chris McCarthy, head of ViacomCBS’ entertainment and youth group, said in a 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.”
In his own statement, Judge joked, “It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again.”
In the forthcoming reboot, Beavis and Butt-Head will enter a “whole new Gen Z world” with “meta themes relatable to both new and old fans.” Judge will write and produce each episode in addition to voicing Beavis and Butt-Head.
Beavis and Butt-Head is an American adult animated sitcom created by Mike Judge. The series originated from Frog Baseball, a 1992 short film by Judge originally aired on Liquid Television. After seeing the short, MTV signed Judge to develop the short into a full series. The series originally ran for seven seasons from March 8, 1993 to November 28, 1997.
During its initial run, Beavis and Butt-Head received widespread critical acclaim, particularly for its satirical, scathing commentary on society. It was a subject of controversy for its violent content. Fourteen years following the end of the series, the series was revived for an eighth season airing from October 27 to December 29, 2011. A theatrical feature-length film based on the series titled Beavis and Butt-Head Do America was released in 1996 by Paramount Pictures.
A second revival consisting of two seasons was announced by Comedy Central on July 1, 2020