In the not too distant future… the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be making a hyper return from the past to Netflix. An official trailer has been released to tease the new season, which will begin in April.
To be laser precise, it’s a 14 episode reboot of the fan favorite series, which will feature the original creator Joel Hodgson who will be joined by comedian Jonah Ray (Jonah Heston) as the new host and Felicia Day (Geek & Sundry) as Kinga Forrester.
For those of you who aren’t aware of the fancy details behind the reboot, a Kickstarter starter campaign, spearheaded by Hodgson and Shout! Factory, surpassed the goal of funding the production new episodes and set the world record as the highest-funded film and TV crowdfunding campaign in history. That’s exactly how Mystery Science Theater 3000 was reborn.
During its eleven years run and 198 episodes on the Comedy Channel and Sci-Fi Channel starting back as early as 1989, it attained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim, including a Peabody Award and two Emmys nominations.
The new season hits Netflix on April 14, AD.