The over-the-top claymation battles between pop culture figures from every arena (entertainment, sports, politics, etc.), for us, was one of MTV’s best forays into comedy ever. It was sad to see it go after its run in the early 2000s.
That being said, it’ll be interesting to see how this series premised on fights-to-the-death-by-celebrities will figure into the TV landscape of 2019 (or whenever this might be picked up to series). MTV Studios is aiming for streaming services and premium networks as a move, we’d suppose, to not have to necessarily cater to censors.
As reboots and revivals are still the order of the day at studios and networks, we guess we can do a whole lot worst than a revival of Celebrity Deathmatch (though it has yet to be officially picked up anywhere). MTV Studios attaching Ice Cube is an interesting choice as well since this might be the first non-family-friendly thing he’s done in a very long time.