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'Deadendia' Revealed , 'Clone High' and 'Beavis And Butthead' Return And More

There's been a ton of new TV and streaming announcements over the past few days, so we've rounded it all up for you here. Time for a Newsburst!


Netflix has revealed a new original animated series Deadendia, based on the acclaimed horror-comedy graphic novel series and web short by Hamish Steele. The series is in production at Blink Industries in London and will premiere globally in 2021.

Based on Hamish’s horror-comedy graphic novels of the same name and web short Dead End, the series follows the adventures of Barney, Norma and magical-talking-dog Pugsley, as they balance their summer jobs at the local theme park haunted house while battling the totally real supernatural forces that dwell within it. Together with their guide to the underworld multiplane, a sardonic thousand-year-old demon named Courtney, they'll face zombie mascots, demonic game show hosts, sleep-sucking witches and the scariest thing of all: their first crushes!

The graphic novels have received praise for capturing "the growing pains of early adulthood" and also for featuring characters from a diverse range of identities experiences. They include transgender teenager Barney (voiced by a trans actor, Zack Barack) and the neurodiverse Norma (Kody Kavitha). The voice cast also includes Emily Osment, Alex Brightman, Clinton Leupp, Kenny Tran and Kathreen Khavari.

Comedy Central are bringing Beavis and Butthead back. Original creator Mike Judge will return to oversee the new project and will be writing, producing and providing the voices for the eponymous duo. Unlike the last revival back in 2011, this new version will see them "entering a whole new Gen Z world" (whatever that means) and are aiming both for new and old fans. We've no idea if this means a full reboot with a Gen Z Beavis and Butthead, or if B&B will be older and struggling to understand life in the 21st century... or something else. The deal includes a two-season order and there are also plans for spin-offs and specials.  Comedy Central will also air Josie a spin-off of the 90's cartoon Daria, which was itself a spin-off of Beavis and Butthead.

Meanwhile, Comedy Central's sister channel MTV has ordered another revival of its own. Clone High was a short-lived adult animated comedy that ran between 2002 and 2003, later building up a cult following. The series is set in a school where teenage clones of historical figures such as  JFK, Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi and Cleopatra encounter the everyday challenges of American High School life.  The show is best known for launching the careers of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who created the show alongside Bill Lawrence (Scrubs). The new series will be a 'reimagining' and Lord and Miller are returning to develop the show and co-write the pilot. Erica Rivinoja, a writer on the original series, who went on to work on shows including South Park, The Last Man On Earth and Grounded For Life will serve as showrunner.

The Phineas And Ferb movie Candace Against The Universe has a new poster and a release date. The sequel to Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh's  2007-2015 series will hit Disney Plus on August 28.  The feature-length continuation sees the brothers try to rescue their sister Candace from an alien abduction, and is directed by Bob Bowen, who has directed episodes of Milo Murphy's Law, Bordertown and American Dad.