Ice Cube set to star in 'Celebrity Deathmatch' reboot at MTV Studios


Though no studio network is attached yet, MTV Studios have resurrected their late-Nineties claymation series Celebrity Deathmatch, which infamously pitted famous folks, like Marilyn Manson vs. Ricky Martin (see below) and Ozzy Osbourne vs. Elton John, against each other in blood-soaked splatstick wrestling bouts.

Ice Cube and Cube Vision are repped by WME. According to Hollywood Reporter, the success of The Real World's revival after it was picked up by video on-demand service Facebook Watch inspired the reboot.

Chris McCarthy, president of MTV, VH1 and CMT commented... The original "Celebrity Deathmatch" is highly regarded as an incubator for world-class comedic talent, including New York Times-bestselling author A.J. Jacobs (1999-2002) and writers and producers who went on to contribute to comedy classics from "The Simpsons" to "Key and Peele" to "Family Guy" and more.

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"Celebrity Deathmatch", co-executive produced by Cube Vision's Ben Hurwitz, expands Ice Cube's relationship with MTV Networks.

Celebrity Deathmatch ran for 93 episodes over six seasons. Series creator Eric Fogel will return to executive produce as well, with additional showrunners and talent to be named shortly. "'Deathmatch' was the meme before memes, remains a hot topic on social media and will be a smart, amusing way to tackle the over-the-top rhetoric of today's pop culture where it belongs - in the wrestling ring".

MTV Studios is aiming to have Celebrity Deathmatch on a third party network in 2019 as Viacom attempts to monetize its back catalog. It was previously revived in 2006 and aired on MTV2.