Last November, Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson launched a Kickstarter, hoping to raise enough money to bring the cult classic program back either as a web series or perhaps garnering enough attention to score a spot on a TV station's roster.
The fundraiser went on to become Kickstarter's most successful video campaign ever. So yeah, the show is definitely coming back.
After a few announcements regarding the cast, which will include Patton Oswalt and Felicia Day (plus an awesome list of guest stars (Mark Hamill! Jerry Seinfeld!), the new MST3K has found a home at Netflix. Binge watchers of weird stuff rejoice.
The show will have a great staff of writers, as it was recently announced that Joel McHale and Dan Harmon have come onboard to work with head writer Elliott Kalan. Original crew members Bill Corbett and Mary Jo Pehl have also joined the staff.
There has been no word yet on when the show will start filming or airing, but there is other good news, as Netflix has stated that in addition to being available in the U.S., the program will be streaming in Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Many assumed that Mystery Science Theater 3000 had peaked in the late '90s, but 2016 has proven to be a banner year for the program. While writers and actors from the original production continue to tour with successful spin-off projects, and even reunited in June for a show at the State Theatre, a new generation of MST3K is emerging as well.