MTV’s ‘Celebrity Death Match’ Is Being Revived
MTV cult classic claymation comedy Celebrity Deathmatch ran for six seasons and premiered on May 14, 1998, and ended on October 20, 2002, airing for 75 episodes. Now thanks to MTV and Ice Cube, the program is set to return in 2019.
According to IGN, this reimagining of the show is being executive produced by Ice Cube and his production company Cube Vision, along with series creator Eric Fogel. Ice Cube will also lend voice talent in a lead role, and more voice talent will be announced soon. The revival will air exclusively for a currently undecided subscription video-on-demand service, or a premium broadcast partner.
Ice Cube said in a statement: “Happy to once again be working with Viacom and MTV on a fan favorite like Celebrity Deathmatch and to continue our success together."
The series is known for its large amount of bloody violence and brutal attacks. Some famous celebrities have appeared on the show including Mick Foley, Lucy Lawless, Whoopi Goldberg, Gilbert Gottfried, Jerry Springer among others.