Few things are more 90s than MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch, which saw claymation celebrities and pseudo celebrities engaging in gruesome battles to the death. Though the show has been off the air for many years, after a short-lived revival in 2005, the surprise announcement was just made that it’s coming back to life!
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today, reporting that MTV2 has handed a pilot order to a Celebrity Deathmatch revival series. Original creator Eric Fogel is behind the new incarnation of the show, which returns eight full years after its six-season run came to a close.
This new version of the show will again feature animated no-holds-barred fantasy fights between infamous figures from entertainment and pop culture, says the site, and it will be reimagined for a social media world and hourly Twitter wars.
The original series ran for 75 episodes on MTV from 1998-2002 before it was canceled, only to be revived by MTV2 in 2006 as part of a Friday programming block. The fifth season drew 2.5 million total viewers to the network, becoming MTV2’s highest-rated season premiere ever before the series was canceled for a second time in 2007.
On a related note, MTV’s small screen adaptation of the Scream franchise premieres on June 30th, and you can check out the teaser trailer by clicking that link you just passed by!