MTV Is Reviving “Celebrity Deathmatch” with Ice Cube

MTV Studios is reviving another classic MTV series, “Celebrity Deathmatch.” The recently launched studio is developing a reimagined version of the cult-favorite claymation stop-motion satire that skewered celebrities, politicians and everyone in between during its famed original 1998-2002 run.

Rapper Ice Cube is attached to star and executive produce the series. The original series premiered on May 14, 1998, and ended on October 20, 2002, airing for 75 episodes. A TV special, “Celebrity Deathmatch Hits Germany,” aired in June 2001. Reruns of the series aired for a brief period that year on UPN.

The series took claymation versions of popular celebrities and placed them in the ring for an epic and comedic battle to the death. Check out some footage from the classic series below: