MTV isn’t just bringing back “The Real World,” “Daria,” and “Aeon Flux,” the network also announced plans this week to retool the former sex anthology series “Undressed”.
The original series had been a launching pad for young talent over the years and it’s coming back with a slightly different look and a new cast. MTV stopped short of confirming all of the details on the show, only that it will be ‘re-imagined’ for a new generation. We will have to wait on casting info and teasers from the network, but it fits in with the long-list of hits that MTV is bringing back from the dead.
The show was known for pushing boundaries during its time and for highlighting different gender, class, and race issues. “Undressed” helped launch the careers of Christina Hendricks, Jason Ritter, Max Greenfield, Brandon Routh and Chad Michael Murray, as well as Damon Lindelof (“Lost”), Lizzy Weiss (“Switched at Birth,” “Blue Crush”) and Steven S. DeKnight (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”).
Roland Joffé, the two-time Oscar nominated director who created and executive produced “Undressed,” is set to EP the scripted series which is currently in development.
The series was a big hit for MTV, having aired more than 200 episodes between 1999 – 2002, that was before we had HD television and watched everything on gigantic tube TVs like cavemen. The show was a GLAAD Award winner and was widely praised by fans and critics alike for being one of the only shows at the time to feature gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, as well as same-sex relationships on television.
MTV described thee series in a statement adding, “By offering an unfiltered look at the romantic lives of these characters, “Undressed” proved to be one of the most inclusive shows of its generation.”
“’Undressed’ was ahead of its time and we’re looking forward to developing the series for a whole new generation,” said Pamela Post, Head of Scripted Programming for MTV Studios, MTV, VH1 and Logo. “Much has changed in the dating/relationship world since the series first premiered and we’re excited to showcase how both have evolved.”