MST3K Announces the New Performer For ‘Gypsy’

The relaunch season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 may already be entirely in the can and delivered to Netflix, but apparently there’s always still new information to be had. In a message to Kickstarter backers this morning, series creator Joel Hodgson sent out an update revealing a cast member who had otherwise been kept secret thus far — the new performer and voice of Gypsy.

Comedienne Rebecca Hanson has apparently taken over the part, and this is actually the first time Gypsy will actually be voiced by a woman in the show’s history. In the update, Hodgson wrote:

I met Rebecca about four years ago in Chicago, and simply put, I just really liked her. She was so funny, and talented, and a “good hang” too! Adding to all that, on a professional level Rebecca has been performing improv, sketch comedy, and singing and writing in Chicago for over a decade. She has toured all over the US and is a proud alum of The Second City National Touring Company and ComedySportz Chicago too.

And honestly, I think in the back of my mind, I was hoping to give Gypsy a hint of a Midwestern voice. Rebecca can do lots of voices and dialects, but deep underneath all that, she’s an Iowan!

Hanson will also appear in the series as a minion of Felicia Day’s Kinga Forrester, though that character’s name has not been released yet. Besides Day, Hanson joins a cast that also includes Jonah Ray, Baran Vaughn, Hampton Yount, and Patton Oswalt, and I honestly can’t wait to see these new episodes.

The entirety of the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 comes to Netflix on April 14th.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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