Clone High, The Best MTV Cartoon Ever, Is Back With A Wonderful Trailer

Clone High, created by 21 Jump Street's Phil Lord and Chris Miller, is coming back on HBO Max.

By Jessica Goudreault | Updated

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Are your nostalgia senses tingling? They should be, because Clone High, the best MTV cartoon ever, is returning after a 20-year hiatus. Here’s all we know after HBO MAX released their teaser trailer for the rebooted tv show.

Clone High first aired on MTV back in November 2002, and only ran for 13 episodes before being cancelled in March 2003. Much like other short-lived tv shows like Freaks and Geeks and Firefly, Clone High has become a cult classic amongst audiences. The rebooted second season will be airing on HBO MAX this spring, though we don’t have an exact release date yet.

The first season of the adult animated tv show followed the cast of famous teenage cloned historical figures like Abraham Lincoln (Will Forte), Joan of Arc (Nicole Sullivan), JFK (Christopher Miller), Cleopatra (Christa Miller), and Ghandi (Michael McDonald) to name a few. The characters all attend Clone High, a modern high school, where they experience all-new drama and shenanigans with one another. The season finale ended with all of the clones being frozen by Principal Dr. Cinnamon J. Scudworth (Phil Lord) during their winter prom night.

It looks like Season 2 of Clone High will pick up where Season 1 left off, with the clones being unfrozen by the government before being secretly groomed to one day rule the world, better known as “Operation Spread Eagle.” Not everyone from the former cast of characters will return, but we can expect to see a few new clones like Harriet Tubman (Ayo Edebiri), Confucious (Kelvin Yu), Christopher Columbus, and Frida Kahlo.

The new cast of Clone High

Clone High was originally created by Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Bill Lawrence, who are continuing to produce the rebooted second season. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are a filmmaking dream team, having directed films like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street, and 22 Jump Street. The pair also won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for their production of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and are soon set to unleash the sequel, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which looks to be bigger and better than the original.

Bill Lawrence has also had an incredible career thus far as a producer, screenwriter, and director. He is responsible for creating the hilarious tv series Scrubs, and for co-creating other great shows like Ted Lasso, Cougar TownSpin CityGround Floor, and the new series starring Harrison Ford and Jason Segel, Shrinking.

The teaser trailer for Clone High gives us a sneak peek of what we can expect from the new season thanks to an epic montage that includes skateboarding, rock fighting, Abe and Joan of Arc making out, and government spying. All the while, What’s My Age Again? by Blink-182 plays fittingly over the animated antics.

Clone High will join the ranks of many other classic tv shows that have been rebooted—for better or for worse—over the years, including That 90’s Show, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Proud Family, and Girl Meets World. While some cancelled shows are better left untouched, Clone High looks like it’s going to entertain audiences with the same great humor it did 20 years ago.