After scoring a huge success earlier this year with its Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival, Netflix has now renewed the comedy series for a twelfth season, with creator Joel Hodgson announcing the news in a special video alongside stars Jonah Ray and Felicia Day. Check it out here…
Hodgson also followed the video with a special message to the show’s Kickstarter backers, who crowdfunded the show’s return to the tune of a record $5.7 million:
“Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return has officially been renewed for another season on Netflix in the ‘not too distant future!’ I wish I had more details to share, but so far, that’s literally everything we’re able to announce – and, of course, I’ll tell you more as soon as I can. But for today, I hope you’ll be as happy as I am to know that our Kickstarter worked: thanks to you, Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be back for even more new episodes.”
Mystery Science Theater 3000 premiered on Minneapolis’ KTMA in 1988 before airing for seven seasons on Comedy Central and a further three on The Sci-Fi Channel. A feature film, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie, was also released in 1996.