It has been revealed that 'Celebrity Deathmatch'
is set to be resurrected. The MTV Studios show that dominated the
late-nineties claymation series and infamously pitted famous stars,
icons and more against each other in bloody bouts is back
Ice Cube is slated to serve as executive producer
and lead the new vocal cast. The series tried to come back to
viewers and come back in 2015 via MTV2, however, the network
decided to decline to fund new episodes. According to the guys over
at Hollywood Reporter, the success of their series 'The Real
World''srevival after it was picked up by video-on-demand
service Facebook Watch inspired the reboot. MTV is pushing several
of their now-now-vintage titles for similar pickups, including
Daria, Aeon Flux and Made.
MTV president Chris McCarthy issued a statement
on the series reemergence, citing a growing relationship between
Ice Cube's film and television production company Cube Vision and
the network. Cube already produces Hip Hop Squares for MTV partner
VH1 and was behind Ice Cube film titles like Next Friday, Friday
After Next and Barbershop. "Deathmatch was the meme before memes,"
says McCarthy, continuing that the show "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."
There is no information on the release date or
where the series will be present. However, you can stay updated