Cuphead is set to hit our screens in animated glory, as Netflix and King Features Syndicate make a start on their latest animated venture. The Cuphead Show!
Cuphead is the indie darling that took the world by storm when it launched back in 2017, and continues to be supported and loved to this day. The game has sold over 4 million copies, and took the nod for best independent game at the 2017 Game Awards. The game even took home a BAFTA Games award for its music.
The new animated show will, to nobody surprise be a comedy, and will expand upon the characters and world of the game. Just like the game, the show will center around the titular hero Cuphead and his brother Mugman, who make a deal with the devil in a high-stakes gambling match. As you do.
The news was, as is tradition in 2019, broken on the Studio MDHR Twitter:
Coming to you in full color and cine-sound, it's…The Cuphead Show! Witness the wondrous Inkwell Isles as you've never seen them before in an original series inspired by classic animation styles of the 1930s. Now in production by the talented team at @Netflix Animation! pic.twitter.com/4xA59eVLra
— Studio MDHR (@StudioMDHR) July 9, 2019
C.J. Kettler will fill the role of executive producer for King Features while Cuphead creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer will serve as executive producers for Studio MDHR. The series will be produced by Netflix Animation and is executive produced by Emmy and Annie award winner Dave Wasson, famed for the Mickey Mouse Shorts. Cosmo Segurson serves as co-executive producer.
The Cuphead Show! marks another entry into the gaming world by Netflix, with the highly anticipated Witcher series already in production.