‘Exploding Kittens’ Animated Netflix Series Sets July 12th, 2024 Release Date

The adult-animated series is based on the beloved card game which was recently ported over to Netflix Games.

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Exploding Kittens Season 1. Sasheer Zamata as Devilcat in Exploding Kittens Season 1. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2024

Among Netflix’s upcoming adult-animated series slate is Exploding Kittens, an adaptation of the hit card and video game franchise. Here’s a rundown of everything we know about the new animated series, including the now-confirmed July 2024 release date.

As you may know, Exploding Kittens began as a Kickstarter campaign for a card game. After being funded, the sky was the limit, with a video game later released and a slew of other board games, too. The initial campaign remains the #1 most-backed project in Kickstarter history.

Netflix first announced the Exploding Kittens 2D-animated series, which is expected to run 30 minutes for each episode, in April 2022. That was a month before the mobile game was ported to Netflix Games, where it has resided since and picked up millions of downloads.

At the Netflix is a Joke Festival, Netflix confirmed the release window for the series (more on that below) plus debuted the first look official trailer:


When will Exploding Kittens be on Netflix?

When the series was initially announced, it was unveiled that it would be released sometime in 2023. At the Netflix Upfronts in May 2023, Netflix confirmed that the series would be released in Fall 2023 but ultimately, the series was delayed into 2024.

In February 2024, at the Next on Netflix reveals, it was confirmed that the series would be released sometime in 2024. Then, at the Netflix is a Joke Festival, the streamer confirmed a July 2024 release window for Exploding Kittens. In early June, Netflix confirmed that the series would drop in full on July 12th, 2024.

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Who’s behind Netflix’s Exploding Kittens Series

Bandera Entertainment and Chernin Entertainment are the two main companies behind the new title. The former is helmed by Greg Daniels (The Office, Space Force) and Mike Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis and Butt-Head), and the latter is run by Peter Chernin, who has an extensive overall deal with Netflix.

Matthew Inman and Elan Lee, the company’s two founders of Exploding Kittens, serve as executive producers on the project. Inman, alongside Shane Kosakowski (You’re the Worst), will serve as the two main showrunners for the series.

Netflix’s John Derderian oversees the title under his slate of titles as Vice President of content for animated series.

Composing duo Shirley Song and Jina Hyojin An will be handling the music for the new series. The pair recently put together the soundtrack for Netflix’s XO, Kitty.

The animation studio behind the new series is Canadian-based Jam Filled Entertainment, which has worked on several Netflix shows over the years, plus plenty for other distributors. Their Netflix entries include Inside Job, We Lost Our Human, and Pinky Malinky. Netflix Animation Studios are also behind the project.

jam filled animation portfolio

Jim Filled Portfolio

Among the other people we found working on the series include:

  • Eddie Rosas as episodic director
  • Megan Harries as art director
  • Becky M. Yang as a production coordinator
  • Tyler Chapman as manager of casting
  • Craig Young as head of production
  • Jessie Moore as animation supervisor
  • Mary Nash as a background designer
  • Chris George as a character designer
  • Bill Cleveland as a background designer
  • Laurel Gregan as 2D animator
  • Heather Alexander as a storyboard artist
  • Siti Lu as story revisionist

Of course, a show like this will have dozens of people working at every stage of development, from initial planning to production, post-production, and beyond.


Who is in the cast for Netflix’s Exploding Kittens?

Cast Grid For Exploding Kittens Netflix

Cast Grid For Exploding Kittens Series on Netflix

The main cast for the series was announced alongside the initial show announcement:

  • Tom Ellis (Lucifer) as Godcat
  • Sasheer Zamata (Woke) as Devilcat
  • Suzy Nakamura (Tacoma FD) as Abbie
  • Mark Proksch (Better Call Saul) as Marv
  • Ally Maki (Wrecked) as Greta
  • Kenny Yates as Travis

The cast underwent some changes following the announcement of the show, initially with the following attached initially: Abraham Lim (The Boys), Lucy Liu (Elementary), and David Gborie (How to Be Broke).


To conclude this article, let’s take a look at all the picture reveals for Exploding Kittens on Netflix:

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Exploding Kittens. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2023

Exploding Kittens Teaser 1

Exploding Kittens. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2023

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Exploding Kittens. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2023

Exploding Kittens Teaser 4

Exploding Kittens. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2023


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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.