The long-awaited “modern refresh” of MTV’s cult animated series clone high move forward little by little towards its HBO Max release—and the series, created in part by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseIt is Phil Lord and Chris Millerhas a new hilarious story twist pictures to prove it. The plus: more news on the castings!
The announcement was made as part of this weekend’s WonderCon, which featured a panel highlighting the new-old series. Here’s the official login line: “This modern refresh of the Phil Lord, Chris Miller [Lord and Miller’s shared credits include Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Afterparty, and 21 Jump Street] and Bill Lawrence (Ted Lasso, Cougar City, Scrubs) hit series clone high takes place in a high school for clones of historical figures. After a high school that was secretly run as an elaborate military experiment to clone history’s greatest minds was put on ice, the clones were thawed out 20 years later to resume the experiment with new classmates from clone class…while navigating a new set of cultural norms and overly dramatic teenage relationships.
Returning stars include Will Forte (Abe) and Nicole Sullivan (Joan), along with Lord as Principal Scudworth, Miller as JFK and Mr. B, Christa Miller as Candide Simpson, Donald Faison as George Washington Carver and Judah Miller as Scangrade. New to school, according to an HBO Max press release: “There Debe as Harriet; Mitra Jouhari as Cleo; Vicci Martinez as Frida; Kelvin Yu as Confucius; Neil Casey as Topher Bus; Jana Schmieding as Sacagawea; Sam Richardson as Wesley; Plus Gaffney as Ms. Growls; At the Madrigal as Frederico; Danny Pudi as Dr. Neelankavil; Emily Maya Mills as Ethel Merman; Michael Bolton as Michael Bolton; Mandy Moore as Mandy Moore, Ian Ziering as Ian Ziering; Steve Kerr as Steve Kerr; and Jeffrey Muller, Kyle Lau, Dannah Phirman and Danielle Schneider.
“Steve Kerr as Steve Kerr” is particularly enjoyable for me for basketball appreciation purposes, but it’s a top-notch cast of funny people. HBO Max also shared three images from clone highincluding the one attached to the tongue at the top of the post. Here is the caption provided below: “Frida Kahlo, Abe Lincoln, JFK, Joan of Arc, Harriet Tubman, Cleopatra and Confucius stand in front of the Grassy Knoll as it burns.” JFK looks so jaded, given the background!
And finally, we see here “Principal Scudworth sets the tone during ‘Saxual’ education week.”
No word yet on exactly When clone high will be back in session on HBO Max, other than it will be 2023—marking the 20th anniversary of the original series.
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