It appears that a mysterious website by the name of MetalocalypseNow has popped up on the internet, with a countdown clock set to hit 00:00:00:00 on Thursday, October 8th at 1:45pm EST. Going by the name in the linked Facebook URL, “Metalocalypse The Final Chapter,” it seems pretty obvious that we are getting something. To point out the obvious, we’ll probably finding out whether we’re getting a new season, mini-season, movie, or Dethklok album when the timer runs out.
Hulu currently has the streaming rights to the show, and as far as what we last heard, show creator Brendon Small was working to facilitate one last hurrah, whether it be a network partnership or a one-off movie.
Here’s all that I know: I have a final story I really like, and I think since Hulu currently has a license for the streaming rights I believe that would be a good place for the final story. If they were to partner with Adult Swim, then maybe we’d have a place for the shows that still have a strong audience that the network can no longer afford. Get on Twitter or Facebook and tell Hulu how much you love “Metalocalypse” and who knows what’ll happen?
In the internet streaming age, this is no longer an improbability to see shows with strong cult followings to be saved from the brink of extinction. Netflix with Arrested Development and Yahoo Screen with Community being just two examples of shows that were saved and brought back free from the restrictions of being on network cable.