They’re back: “Mystery Science Theater 3000” has scored a revival at Netflix, Variety has confirmed.
The streaming giant announced the news on Twitter Saturday (July 23), saying: “In the not so distant future.”
The revival is set to star Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt, along with original cast members Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy and Mary Jo Pehl who will reprise their roles. “Community” creator Dan Harmon and series star Joel Harmon are set to join the writing staff, which is being led by head writer Elliott Kalan, former head writer of “The Daily Show.”
Series creator Joel Hodgson had launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the revival, and ended up raising over $5.7 million, breaking the record previously held by “Veronica Mars.”
“Mystery Science Theater 3000” first aired on KTMA-TV in Minneapolis for its freshman season, then headed over to Comedy Central (then Comedy Channel) where it ran for seven seasons, and wrapped up with its final three seasons airing on the Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy). Over its eleven-year run, 198 episodes and one feature film, the series won a Peabody Award in 1993 and was nominated for two writing Emmys.
The new season is executive produced by Joel Hodgson, Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, Garson Foos, Jonathan Stern, Harold Buchholz and Elliott Kalan, along with Satellite of Love, LLC, Alternaversal Productions and Abominable Pictures.