We already knew Mystery Science Theater 3000 would be coming back to life, thanks to a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, but now we know where it will air. Long story short: Make sure your Netflix subscription is up to date.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming service has officially acquired the rights to air the new Mystery Science Theatre 3000 series, which will star geek fan faves Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt. The crowdfunding campaign raised $5.7 million for a new, 14-episode season — the highest crowdfunding campaign ever for a film or TV project.
Series creator Joel Hodgson will reportedly be involved in writing and production (along with Joel McHale and Dan Harmon), and the new episodes will feature a new host and new movies to make fun of. Day will play mad scientist Kinga Forrester, daughter of former villain Dr. Clayton Forrester (Trace Beaulieu). Oswalt will play the son of Frank, and comedians Hampton Yount and Baron Vaughn will voice the show's robotic sidekicks. They’ve tapped Nerdist podcast co-host Jonah Ray as the new host.
The series originally premiered all the way back in 1988 on a local Minnesota station, then headed to Comedy Central until 1997. Syfy snagged it for three more seasons, keeping the show alive until 1999. So bouncing over to Netflix is just the latest twist in a long road.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)