The iconic Beavis and Butt-Head was a pop culture phenomenon in the ’90s, solidifying itself as a trailblazer in satirical comedy. From 1993 to 1997, the show enjoyed seven seasons and while it drew widespread acclaim it also garnered criticism for its lewd humour and controversial commentary of society. The show returned in 2011 for one more season.
Now, the sitcom is making another return with Comedy Central announcing two new seasons alongside spin-offs and specials. For the new run of shows, Beavis and Butt-Head will be back to their old tricks as they navigate a 21st-century world. While the plot is said to honour longtime fans of the show, it is also said to be relatable to those not necessarily familiar with the sitcom.
With Mike Judge returning as the writer, producer and voice actor for the series, it has been reported that Beavis and Butt-Head are now Gen X parents to Gen Y teenagers. Comedy Central have been pretty tight-lipped about what else is in store, so you’ll have to be patient for when the new series’ drop.
“We are thrilled to be working with Mike Judge and the great team at 3 Arts [Entertainment] again as we double down on adult animation at Comedy Central,” Chris McCarthy, Comedy Central President of 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.”
“It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again,” Judge added.
The release date for the reboot has yet to be announced.
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