MTV Studios is re-imagining the 90’s hit Celebrity Deathmatch, the seminal stop-motion satire that skewered celebrities, politicians and everybody in between throughout its famed authentic run. Ice Cube joins the franchise for the primary time and can each star and government produce alongside his associate Jeff Kwatinetz by way of his Cube Vision manufacturing firm. Series creator Eric Fogel will return to government produce as effectively, with further showrunners and expertise to be named shortly.
The all-new Celebrity Deathmatch can be out there as a weekly collection for an unique SVOD or premium broadcast associate in 2019. The transfer marks step one in reinventing the franchise throughout client merchandise, gaming, theatrical and extra.
Celebrity Deathmatch expands Ice Cube’s long-standing relationship with the MTV household, with Cube Vision presently producing Hip Hop Squares for MTV sister model VH1.
“We’re excited to develop our partnership with Ice Cube and Cube Vision to reimagine this fan favourite,” states Chris McCarthy, President of MTV, VH1 and CMT. “Deathmatch was the meme earlier than memes, stays a scorching matter on social media and can be a sensible, humorous solution to deal with the over-the-top rhetoric of at present’s popular culture the place it belongs – within the wrestling ring.”
“Happy to as soon as once more be working with Viacom and MTV on a fan favourite like Celebrity Deathmatch and to proceed our success collectively,” states Ice Cube.
Celebrity Deathmatch is among the many most beloved collection in an extended line of MTV animation classics. The authentic Celebrity Deathmatch is extremely considered an incubator for world-class comedic expertise, together with New York Times-bestselling creator A.J. Jacobs (1999-2002) and writers and producers who went on to contribute to comedy classics from The Simpsons to Key and Peele to Family Guy and extra.