Fri. Jun 14th, 2024

The much-anticipated “trendy refresh” of MTV’s cult animated sequence Clone Excessive is inching towards its HBO Max launch—and the sequence, created partially by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller, has some hilarious new history-twisting pictures to show it. Plus: extra casting information!

The announcement got here as a part of this weekend’s WonderCon, which featured a panel highlighting the new-old sequence. Right here’s the official logline: “This contemporary 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 Invoice Lawrence (Ted Lasso, Cougar City, Scrubs) hit sequence Clone Excessive is about at a highschool for clones of historic figures. After a highschool that was secretly being run as an elaborate navy experiment to clone the best minds in historical past was placed on ice, the clones have been thawed out 20 years later to renew the experiment with new clone classmates—all whereas navigating a brand new set of cultural norms and overly dramatic teen relationships.”

Returning stars embrace Will Forte (Abe) and Nicole Sullivan (Joan), plus 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 the college, per an HBO Max press launch: “Ayo Edebiri 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; Mo Gaffney as Ms. Grumbles; Al 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 pleasant to me for basketball appreciation causes, however that could be a tip-top solid of humorous people. HBO Max additionally shared three pictures from Clone Excessive, together with the tongue-tied one on the prime of the publish. Right here’s the supplied caption for the beneath: “Frida Kahlo, Abe Lincoln, JFK, Joan of Arc, Harriet Tubman, Cleopatra, and Confucius stand in entrance of the Grassy Knoll because it burns.” JFK appears so blasé, contemplating the context!

Picture: Courtesy of HBO Max

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And eventually, right here we see “Principal Scudworth units the tone throughout ‘Saxual’ Training Week.”

Picture: Courtesy of HBO Max

No phrase but on precisely when Clone Excessive will likely be again in session on HBO Max, apart from it’ll be 2023—marking the 20-year anniversary of the unique sequence.


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