MTV Studios is reimagining the stop-motion satirical series Celebrity Deathmatch, with Ice Cube on board to voice a leading role and serve as executive producer.
The reboot will also be executive produced by original creator Eric Fogel. The new show is being made with Cube Vision, Ice Cube’s production company. It will become available as a weekly series for an exclusive SVOD platform or premium broadcast partner next year.
“We’re excited to grow our partnership with Ice Cube and Cube Vision to reimagine this fan favorite,” said Chris McCarthy, the president of MTV, VH1 and CMT. “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,” added Ice Cube.