MTV has introduced plans to revamp the favored Celebrity Deathmatch collection. According to a press launch, Ice Cube has signed on to government produce the present alongside collection creator Eric Fogel and his Cube Vision associate Jeff Kwatinetz.
Cube Vision at the moment produces Hip Hop Squares for MTV’s sister model VH1.
“We’re excited to develop our partnership with Ice Cube and Cube Vision to reimagine this fan favourite,” President of MTV, VH1 and CMT Chris McCarthy stated. “Deathmatch was the meme earlier than memes, stays a scorching subject on social media and shall be a wise, humorous strategy to deal with the over-the-top rhetoric of at the moment’s popular culture the place it belongs – within the wrestling ring.”
Cube added, “Happy to as soon as once more be working with Viacom and MTV on a fan favourite like Celebrity Deathmatch and to proceed our success collectively.”
Celebrity Deathmatch initially premiered on MTV in 1998. The idea pits two clay variations of celebrities in opposition to one another in a wrestling ring the place they’re pressured to combat one another. The present ran till 2002 after 75 episodes.
In 2015, MTV2 introduced a reboot of the collection however Fogel later revealed on Twitter that MTV didn’t choose up the pilot.
The reimagined Celebrity Deathmatch shall be out there as a weekly collection for an unique SVOD or premium broadcast associate in 2019. Cube can even lend his vocal skills to the present.