MTV Is Bringing Back ‘Undressed’ for a New Generation

MTV is planning to bring back its classic series Undressed, Deadline reports. The series created by Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé was a late night show that chronicled the sexual and romantic relationships of young people — from high schoolers to twenty-somethings – in the Los Angeles area.


Undressed, which ran for six seasons between 1999 and 2002, introduced eye-opening topics to teens who would tune in, from de-stigmatizing STDs to portraying queer relationships.


“Undressed was ahead of its time and we’re looking forward to developing the series for a whole new generation,” Pamela Post, Head of Scripted Programming for MTV Studios, MTV, VH1 and Logo, told Deadline. “Much has changed in the dating/relationship world since the series first premiered and we’re excited to showcase how both have evolved.”


The Undressed reboot is being produced by the new MTV Studios, which is also working to bring back Daria and The Real World. While it may not air on MTV — the Real World reboot is airing on Facebook, for instance — it could end up as a Snapchat show or as a nightly cable series.


Joffé is also coming back to direct the series. Not much else is known about the reboot, but if it’s anything like the original, it will offer woke takes on gender, race and class. The show also launched the careers of Christina Hendricks, Chad Michael Murray, Jason Ritter, Max Greenfield, and more.


Considering the show wasn’t afraid to talk about topics like polyamory and kinks all the way back in 1999, it will be exciting to see what boundaries the new Undressed breaks.


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