On Wednesday it was revealed that the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will come to Netflix on April 14.
The show’s head writer will be Elliott Kalan who was the head writer of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Joel Mchale of The Soup and Community and Dan Harmon creator of Community and Rick and Morty will also be writers.
Many big names are joining the revival series. Comedian Jonah Ray will be playing Joanah Heston, the new host. Ray is known for his work on The Nerdist Podcast and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. Felicia Day will play the new villain Kinga Forrester, who is the daughter of Dr. Clayton Forrester. Day is well known for her work on the internet such as Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog and her own shows The Guild and Geek and Sundry. Comedian Patton Oswalt will also be joining the show as TV’s Son of TV’s Frank who is the son of the character TV’s Frank. Oswald recently won the emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for his Stand up special Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping. He is also known for his work in King of Queens, Ratatouille, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
In 2015 a Kickstarter was announced to fund what will be the 11th season of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The Kickstarter raised $6.3 million dollars making it the largest Kickstarter for Film and Television surpassing the Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter which had held the record. the season will have 14 episodes.
The original Mystery Science Theater 3000 was canceled in 1999 but has remained popular. Many of the people who worked on the show went on to work on projects with similar themes of riffing on movies. Two of those projects are Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic.
All 14 episodes of this season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 will drop on Netflix on April 14.