It was reported back in 2015 that MTV was working on a reboot of “Celebrity Deathmatch,“ the claymation series that ran from 1998 to 2002 and pit celebrities against each other in brutal battles to the death. It’s now been three years since we learned that news, and we haven’t heard another peep about the project. Today, however, the silence has been broken.
Via THR, MTV Studios is indeed still planning on rebooting “Celebrity Deathmatch,” with Ice Cube on board to executive produce and lead the new series’ voice cast.
“We’re excited to grow our partnership with Ice Cube and Cube Vision to reimagine this fan favorite,” said MTV president Chris McCarthy. “Deathmatch was the meme before memes, and 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.”
A network is not yet attached. But MTV Studios, the site notes, will shop the revival to streaming, cable and broadcast networks.
Creator Eric Fogel will be back to executive produce.