Mystery Science Theater 3000 could soon be returning to the small screen. That is if Shout! Factory and Joel Hodgson have their way.
Variety reported on Tuesday that Hodgson had started a campaign on Kickstarter to revive the series. That campaign is not the only good news for fans of the series of the classic series though.
Shout! Factory has bought the rights to the series, and they are working with Hodgson to bring the show back on the air.
Shout! Factory released the following statement:
“Mystery Science Theater 3000′ is a true cult-classic comedy series that continues to attract fans till this day. This is a momentous acquisition for us. We’ve been pursuing this deal for many years, and we’re thrilled that it’s finally coming to fruition. We see that there’s still tremendous untapped potential for the ‘MST3K’ brand. We’re looking forward to the next phase of ‘MST3K’ with Joel.”
Joel Hodgson also released a statement sharing his excitement for the partnership:
“I am thrilled to team with Shout! Factory, one of ‘MST3K’s’ greatest supporters, to once again pick up the creative mantle. It’s been a long time coming and I feel ready for the show’s reboot and hopefully lots of new iterations in different media. I’m also looking forward to working with both creative pros and the loyal fan base who have been inspired by our humble show over the years…Actually, I’m not sure if there really is such a thing as a humble show, let me check on that.”
Mystery Science Theater 3000 aired 198 episodes on three different networks over an 11 period. Would you watch the series if it returned to television? Tell us what you think.