An animated series based on Studio MDHR’s popular video game Cuphead is coming to Netflix.
The streaming service and media company King Features Syndicate, a part of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication, announced on Tuesday that they are developing an all-new animated series called The Cuphead Show!
Extra, Extra! Experience the wonder of the Inkwell Isles in full color and cine sound! That’s right folks, Cuphead and Mugman are on their way to Netflix with The Cuphead Show! pic.twitter.com/CD52cjJVSW
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) July 9, 2019
Described as a character-driven comedy, The Cuphead Show! will follow the unique misadventures of the impulsive Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman across their surreal home of the Inkwell Isles. In the show’s official Netflix page, the streaming service calls the new series “quirky.”
Using the game’s distinct animation style inspired by the classic Fleischer cartoons from the 1930s, The Cuphead Show! will expand on the characters and world of Cuphead as part of King Features’ strategy to build a franchise across multiple platforms including television, digital video, licensing and social media.
The series will be executive produced by creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer for Studio MDHR, CJ Kettler for King Features, and by Emmy and Annie Award-winning producer Dave Wasson. Netflix Animation will also produce the new show with Cosmo Segurson co-executive producing.
The Cuphead video game, which has won the hearts of many fans with its striking retro hand-animated style, crazy boss-brawls, and challenging gameplay, has already sold over 4 million units worldwide. It has also won over 20 major awards, including Special Achievement in Animation at the 45th Annual Annie Awards, Xbox One’s Game of the Year, a BAFTA Games award for Music, and a trio of statues at the 2017 Game Awards for Best Debut, Best Independent Game, and Best Art Direction.
There’s no word yet on when Netflix will drop The Cuphead Show!, but since it will use same hand-drawn approach as the game, many expect that it would be worth the wait.