They’re back: “Mystery Science Theater 3000” has scored a revival at Netflix.
The streaming giant announced the news on Twitter Saturday night.
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 McHale are set to join the writing staff, which is being led by 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.” Hodgson will also be an EP of the revival.
“Mystery Science Theater 3000” first aired on KTMA-TV inMinneapolis for its freshman season, then headed over to Comedy Central for seven seasons, and wrapped up with its final three seasons airing on the Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy). Over its 11-year run, 198 episodes and one feature film, the series won a Peabody Award in 1993 and was nominated for two writing Emmys.