Mystery Science Theater 3000 is now officially set to return for a second season on Netflix. Fans of the original series flocked to the Satellite of Love’s crowdfunding campaign back when it was launched, with the show’s revival taking the record for the largest film and video Kickstarter. The subsequent launch of the show on Netflix then captured the essence of what made MST3000 so beloved in the first place.
Seen by many as a successful return for a cult classic, the eleventh season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 may have featured a new cast, but in general it was a seamless transition from old to new. As such, many viewers had been wondering whether MST3000 would gain another season in the future. Thankfully, it has now been confirmed that MST3000 will once again return.
The news of a second season on Netflix was revealed as part of Mystery Science Theater 3000‘s Thanksgiving marathon, which was hosted by Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, and Joel Hodgson. At the moment, there’s no news on when season 12 of the show will be released, although it is due to drop in the “not-too-distant future.” The announcement video can be seen above.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 is perhaps one of the most influential comedy series in television, with a long history to go with it. Initially launched in 1988, the show was created by Joel Hodgson and took the form of comedic commentary over bad movies. MST3000 originally aired as a local broadcast for the KTMA cable station in the Minnesota area before moving to Comedy Central and then onto the Sci-Fi Channel (now SyFy).
In spite of its somewhat chaotic history, including changes of host and a gap of eighteen years between seasons, MST3000 returned with a bang in 2017. The show’s first season at Netflix brought with it Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, and Patton Oswalt, but the subject matter – taking a barbed tongue to awful movies – remained as hilarious as ever. Indeed, the show even took the time to poke fun at Stranger Things in an extra video outside of the eleventh season’s 14 episode run.
Exactly what season 12 of MST3000 will bring remains to be seen, but the commentaries of Jonah, Tom Servo and Crow are surely going to bring the laughs once more. After all, it’s not like the Satellite of Love is going to be running out of bad movies any time soon.
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