In the not-to-distant future, 2015 B.C., Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans are in for a treat: original MST3K host Joel Hodgson and co-star Trace Beaulieu will be back on the small screen. Production has begun on Other Space, the new half-hour comedy from Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Freaks and Geeks) about a group of space explorers — including bickering siblings, burned-out veterans and, of course, robots — in the 22nd century.
"I'm thrilled to be cast with my old buddy Trace Beaulieu in the new comedy sci-fi series Other Space,” Hodgson tells Yahoo TV. "I also think fans of MST3K will be very interested in this new work that mastermind Paul Feig and his cast and crew have cooked up for Yahoo." Mystery Science Theater 3000, which followed a hapless human named Joel trapped in outer space and forced to watch bad movies by evil scientists, was named one of the best cult TV hits of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
In an exclusive video message from the set of Other Space (below), Beaulieu tells Yahoo TV about his Other Space character, a robot named Art. The cast also includes Karan Soni (Safety Not Guaranteed), Eugene Cordero (House of Lies), Milana Vayntrub (Silicon Valley), Neil Casey (Broad City, The League), and Bess Rous (Murder in the First).
Other Space casting news comes less than a week after Yahoo announced that Malin Akerman and Tom Arnold will star in another Yahoo original comedy, Sin City Saints, next year. The cult comedy Community, meanwhile, is set for a 2015 return on Yahoo as well.