Phil Lord and Chris Miller Are Down for a ‘Clone High’ Movie
When Will Forte fielded Reddit AMA questions back in December, he addressed the idea of a reunion of the short-lived animated MTV series Clone High, saying “I hope one day we’ll get another crack at Clone High so we can answer these unresolved questions. I loved that show and thought it ended too soon!” Now, Clone High co-creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller have added to that sentiment in a recent interview with Grantland:
Would you ever consider doing a [Clone High] movie?
Lord: We’ve been talking about it a little bit. We would just have to convince Viacom that it was worth reopening that world.
Miller: What’s crazy is, we’re doing this movie 22 Jump Street — the cleverly titled sequel to 21 Jump Street — and there’s a lot of jokes that we ripped off straight from Clone High. It’s kind of like, “Oh, man, are these all the tricks we’ve got in our handbag?”
Lord: We really don’t have any ideas. It’s all out there. You can murder us and it’ll be fine.
Miller: The Lego Movie — which, by the way, is in theaters February 7 — has [Lego] Abraham Lincoln, played by Will Forte.
Lord: Do people even … like, your editors at Grantland, you were like, I wanna do something about Clone High, and they were like, “What?”
My editor was extremely supportive!
Lord: I hope you get us a second season. Our entire career has just been about …
Miller: … getting Clone High back on the air.
Lord: It’s all been a super-long pitch to Viacom to get it back on the air. I hope this article gets picked up a bunch of places. I hope people link to it. I hope people tweeter about it. I hope that you make our dreams come true.
Clone High ran for one season on MTV from November 2002 – April 2003, but it was canceled in the States before its last five episodes made it to air (it also aired in its entirety on Canada’s Teletoon channel). Will Forte, Nicole Sullivan, Michael McDonald, Christa Miller, Donald Faison, and series creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller were among the main voice cast. Click through to watch the first episode of Clone High: