Nineties nostalgia is coming back with a snarky vengeance. Months after successfully hitting a $2 million Kickstarter goal in six days to revive the series, Mystery Science Theater 3000 announced at Comic-Con yesterday that the revival would be exclusively streaming on Netflix in the “not-too-distant future.” (The Kickstarter campaign ended up raising an astounding $5.7 million, which will render a 14-episode season.) But that’s not all the good news: During the panel, it was also announced that series creator Joel Hodgson will be involved in writing and assisting in “all facets” of the revival’s production, with Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl Forrester), Bill Corbett (Observer), and Kevin Murphy (Professor Bobo) from the original cast reprising their roles.
As previously reported, Felicia Day will portray the villainous mad scientist Kinga Forrester, the daughter of one of 3000’s original villains, Dr. Clayton Forrester; Jonah Ray will serve as the lead host; and comedians Hampton Yount and Baron Vaughn are set to voice robotic sidekicks Crow and Servo, respectively. We also got official confirmation that Patton Oswalt will indeed be involved, portraying Son of TV’s Frank. Joel McHale and former Community showrunner Dan Harmon are also attached as writers. (Go human beings!) We can’t wait.