MTV Studios is bringing back another classic, two decades after the show’s initial premiere.
According to Deadline, the recently launched studio has teamed up with Ice Cube to develop a new and improved, reimagined version of the cult-classic claymation, “Celebrity Deathmatch.”
Though the project is still in its first steps, it is expected to be shopped as a weekly series to premium and streaming networks next year, with Cube attached to star and executive produce through his Cube Vision Production company.
“We’re excited to grow our partnership with Ice Cube and Cube Vision to reimagine this fan favorite,” Chris McCarthy, President of MTV, VH1, and CMT. “‘Deathmatch’ was the meme before memes, remains a hot topic on social media and will be a smart, funny way to tackle the over-the-top rhetoric of today’s pop culture where it belongs – in the wrestling ring.”
“Celebrity Deathmatch” originally premiered on May 14, 1998, and ran for four years with 75 episodes. Four years after its initial ending, the show returned on MTV2 without its creator, Eric Fogel, and ran for two more seasons until its cancelation.
But now, with Fogel back on board to executive produce, the fan favorite is set to return in the near future.
Are you here for this reboot? Do you think it will work in this era?