Posted Mon Jul 25, 2016 at 02:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The cult favorite show is returning for new episodes on Netflix.
Netflix has announced plans to stream the upcoming reboot of 'Mystery Science Theater 3000.' The show will be available exclusively through the streaming platform in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Mystery Science Theater 3000's national broadcast life began in 1989. Set on the Satellite of Love where a human host is trapped by mad scientists with his two robot sidekicks and forced to watch an endless run of B movies. The format proved to be popular, and during its eleven years and 198 episodes on the Comedy Channel and Sci-Fi Channel, it attained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim, including a Peabody Award and two Emmys® nominations.
The Netflix reboot was initiated by a successful, record breaking crowdfunding campaign by creator Joel Hodgson and Shout! Factory through Kickstarter. Original creator Joel Hodgson will be joined by comedian Jonah Ray ("Jonah Heston") as the new host and Felicia Day ('Geek & Sundry') as "Kinga Forrester." Elliott Kalan ('The Daily Show') will serve as the head writer for the reboot, with Joel McHale and Dan Harmon also listed as additional writers. Mary Jo Pehl ("Pearl Forrester"), Bill Corbett ("Crow T. Robot") and Kevin Murphy ("Tom Servo") from the original cast will reprise their roles in the new show as well. The series 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.
An exact release date has not been announced yet, but the new season will feature 14 episodes. A current Netflix subscription starts at $10 for HD streaming and $12 for Ultra HD streaming.
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