The big announcement was made at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday – Netflix will be streaming the Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt-led Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival.
Creator Joel Hodgson launched a Kickstarter campaign back in 2015 which eventually gained over $5.7 million in funding from fans (just beating the previous record by the Veronica Mars film). Pretty quickly they rounded up a cast which included Day as Kinga, Oswalt as TV's Son of TV's Frank, Hampton Yount as Crow T. Robot, Baron Vaughn as Tom Servo, and Jonah Ray as host.
Hodgson followed up the Netflix announcement on his Twitter by adding that Kevin Murphy, Mary Jo Pehl, and Bill Corbett would also be appearing as themselves in the next MST3K and that he would also have a cameo.
“Elliott Kalan, the Emmy-winning former head writer of The Daily Show, will serve as the head writer on MST3K,” reports The Hollywood Reporter, “Community's Joel McHale and showrunner Dan Harmon are also attached as writers.”
But some fans have already expressed their dismay at the show landing on the paid subscription service. Presuming they already paid to get the episodes via the Kickstarter I'm sure they'll still get them (or get them before Netflix debuts them) but others argued they supported the effort so that everyone would be able to see new MST3K, not just backers.
As for when MST3K might air, all Netflix will say is “In the not-too-distant future,” but it will be available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.K.
– Netflix US (@netflix) July 24, 2016