November 26, 2019

Word is out that Netflix has cancelled its revival of Mystery Science Theater 3000 after two seasons. Star Jonah Ray took to Twitter this afternoon to break the news to his followers.

A cult classic dating back to the 1980s, Mystery Science Theater 3000 had been off the air for 16 years before interest in the series was rekindled thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015. The series made its long-awaited return in 2017 with 14 new episodes for what was its 11th season in total. Season 12 released on the streaming service last year with a shorter six-episode run.

Set in the not-too-distant future, the sci-fi comedy follows Jonah Heston, a hapless human who is forced to watch a selection of B-rated movies by mad scientists at the Gizmonic Institute. In order to maintain his sanity he watches the flicks with two robot companions, and they offer snarky commentary as the action unfolds on screen. Meanwhile, the scientists study the effects the films have on his brain.