Netflix Picks Up Mystery Science Theater 3000 Revival

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Exciting news, Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans! The hit series is officially rebooting and its coming to streaming service, Netflix. Creator of the show, Joel Hodgson, revealed details about the reboot at San Diego’s 2016 Comic Con, which was held this weekend.

Hodgson took to crowdfunding giant Kickstarter last fall with a mission to raise as much funds as he could for the reboot’s first season. The original $2 million campaign goal would fund three full-length episodes, and $5.5 million would fund a season of 12 episodes. Rewards ranged from a MST3K information club membership certificate for a pledge of $10 or more, to a pretty sweet VIP package including a position as an executive producer for the full new season for a pledge of $10,000/$25,000 or more (listed as $10,000, due to Kickstarter limitations).

Hodgson previously stated:

Mystery Science Theater 3000 logo“The Kickstarter was my idea. I’d been working with Shout Factory trying to get the rights to MST3K for the last five years, and we finally closed the deal three months ago. I just think it’s really important to me that we start with the fans and talk to them, measure how interested they are and how much they care. If I had just done a traditional network deal and then talked to them, it didn’t feel right to me. I didn’t care whether it was 10 people or 100,000 people, I just wanted to know who they are, what they want, what their expectations are.”

Not only will the show be premiering on Netflix, Mary Jo Pehl, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett will be making cameos in the upcoming season. Check out photos of Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Comic Con panel below.


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