The Mystery Science Theater 3000 has been revived and lands at Netflix, following a successful Kickstarter campaign. The crowdfunded TV show will be exclusive to Netflix and will be the only destination to stream the series in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.
Launched back in November, the campaign, in fact, raised a whopping $5.7 million that marks the highest funded film in history. It isn’t a surprise move that Netflix has taken over the make-fun-of-movies show as it has already offered MST3K shows in the past. The new MST3K season will have 14 episodes. Hodgson will be involved in writing and all facets of production of the revival. The episodes will feature a new host, Mads (aka “mad scientist”), and new movies to riff.
Netflix has said that the show is coming back “in the not-too-distant future…” MST3K premiered in 1988 on a local station in Minnesota before going on to air on Comedy Central for six seasons, concluding in 1997. Then, Syfy picked the show up for another three seasons until its final cancelation in 1999 after nearly 200 episodes. The series, featuring a man and his robot sidekicks, riffed on B-movies as part of an “experiment.”
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