Comedy Central announced an expansive deal with Mike Judge to reimagine MTV’s seminal, Gen X-defining animated comedy Beavis and Butt-Head, as well as additional spin-offs and specials. Judge will write, produce and provide the voice work for both characters.
The animated series burst onto the scene in 1993 and became a pop culture phenomenon, spawning video games and even a movie. The show followed Beavis and Butt-Head, two slacker coach potatoes, and tackled a variety of Gen X topics through satirical commentary. In the new version of the show, Beavis and Butt-Head, enter a whole new world: Gen Z.
“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,” said Entertainment & Youth Group president Chris McCarthy. “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.”
Beavis and Butt-Head marks a return to animation for Judge as he looks to recreate a cultural dialogue for a new generation, giving familiar fans and new audiences alike the chance to experience and laugh with America’s favorite animated duo. Judge’s other works include HBO’s Silicon Valley, the long-running Fox animated series King of the Hill and flicks Office Space and Idiocracy. Judge also won an Emmy for King of the Hill in 1999.