A new version of the cult comedy Mystery Science Theatre 3000 will hit Netflix on April 14th.
The streaming service announced via Twitter that it’s revival of the show will air in April, alongside a photo of the new cast.
Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (MST3K) was originally created in the late 80s and revolved around comedians improvising jokes and commentary over unintentionally funny B movies.
The show was created by Joel Hodgson, who also starred in the original run. Hodgson is also responsible for the revival, with a successful crowdfunding campaign causing Netflix to pick up the show.
Whilst Hodgson has been involved in the creation, a new cast of comedians will take centre stage, including Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray and Felicia Day, among others.
The classic robotic cast will also be appearing in the new series, with new puppets of Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo being made for the show.
Hodgson, who also created movie-riffing show Rifftrax, has previously expressed concern with how the show will be received by modern audiences.
Popular YouTube channels such as Honest Trailers and CinemaSins both offer a modern version of movie-riffing, so the revival of MST3K already has competition.
The creators will be hoping that Netflix’s good track-record and the loyal fanbase MST3K enjoys means the revival will be successful.
You can catch Mystery Science Theatre 3000 on April 14th on Netflix.
Source: Screen Rant