Ice Cube will star and govt produce the revived collection
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 unique run. Ice Cube joins the franchise for the primary time and can each star and govt produce alongside his companion Jeff Kwatinetz via his Cube Vision manufacturing firm. Series creator Eric Fogel will return to govt produce as nicely, with extra showrunners and expertise to be named shortly.
The all-new Celebrity Deathmatch shall be out there as a weekly collection for an unique SVOD or premium broadcast companion 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 at the moment 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 MTV, VH1 and CMT. “Deathmatch was the meme earlier than memes, stays a scorching subject on social media and shall be a sensible, humorous technique to sort out the over-the-top rhetoric at this time’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 a protracted line MTV animation classics. The unique Celebrity Deathmatch is very considered an incubator for world-class comedic expertise, together with New York Times-bestselling writer 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.