A revival of the highly popular and hyperviolent stop-motion animated series Celebrity Death Match is currently in the works, courtesy of MTV Studios and Ice Cube.
“We’re excited to grow our partnership with Ice Cube and Cube Vision to reimagine this president of MTV, VH1 and CMT Chris McCarthy said in a statement. “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.”
“Happy to once again be working with Viacom and MTV on a fan favorite like Celebrity Deathmatch and to continue our success together,” Ice Cube added.
Ice Cube will be joined by series creator Eric Fogel, Ben Hurwitz and Cube Vision's Jeff Kwatinetz, and the revamped series will begin airing weekly in 2019, either through SVOD or on network television.
The sports entertainment parody series Celebrity Deathmatch originally aired on MTV from 1998-2002. It was briefly revived in 2006 on MTV2 but was quickly canceled after just one year on the air. Another attempt to revive the show began in 2015, though MTV failed to order the pilot to series at that time.