'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Renewed By Netflix

During Mystery Science Theater 3000's annual 'Turkey Day Marathon,' series creator and executve [...]

During Mystery Science Theater 3000's annual "Turkey Day Marathon," series creator and executve producer Joel Hodgson, with series stars Jonah Ray and Felicia Day, revealed that the cult classic series has been renewed for more episodes on Netflix in the not-too-distant future.

No further details have been made available at this time, and Hodgson, in an e-mail to the Kickstarter backers who helped get season 11 made, said that there was nothing really to say about season 12 as yet, other than the fact that it will exist.

"People really care about Mystery Science Theater. They really want to understand where it's going. People are really, really concerned when they said 'Where's everyone else? It looks like you're doing this alone. What's going on?'" Hodgson told ComicBook.com when the series was originally being funded on Kickstarter. "I really had to sit them down and say "This is why. It's about refreshing it, it's not a reunion show." And once I explained it to everybody and gave them the reason and examples in history of other brands, from Bond films to Doctor Who to Saturday Night Live, if it's a good enough concept, it should be able to be allowed to be refreshed and new people should be able to get in there and do it....I want to make really smart design moves. I don't want to do anything that doesn't make it better or doesn't make it more efficient as far as a way to deliver jokes."

You can check out the official video announcement above.

Hodgson and Shout! Factory launched a Kickstarter campaign to revive the series in November of 2015. The campaign raised a record-breaking $6.3 million, allowing Best Brains to produce 14 new episodes, which sold to Netflix shortly thereafter.

The series ended on a cliffhanger, leading most fans to assume that it would return, but

The series is set on the Satellite of Love, where a Ray plays a hapless human forced forced to watch cheesy movies, with a mad scientist (Day as Kinga Forrester, the daughter of original series bad Clayton Forrester) is trying to drive the subject mad. He copes by riffing on the awful movies with the help of his robot friends, Crow and Servo.

The series also stars Baron Vaughn as the voice of Tom Servo, Hampton Yount as the voice of Crow, and Patton Oswalt as Max, "TV's Son of TV's Frank," who is in love with Kinga.

There is no date yet for new episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000.