Netflix is Adapting ‘Cuphead’ into a Cartoon Series

Cuphead, one of 2017’s most visually captivating and difficult games is being adapted into a series for Netflix! The retro style cartoon will be making its way to Netflix in the near future.

If you’re not sure what Cuphead is then you can be forgiven. Launching in September 2017, Cuphead started life exclusively on Microsoft devices. Captivating gamers worldwide with its classic cartoon style and difficulty, two years on and gamers are still playing the beloved game.

Over 4 million units of the game have been sold, with the game now available to download on the Nintendo Switch and Mac devices. Cuphead has won over 20 major video game awards including Xbox One’s Game of the Year and Game Award’s best independent game.

Studio MDHR are the studio behind the creation of the video game but Netflix will be working alongside King Features Syndicate to adapt the video game into a cartoon series.

The series will expand upon the world of Cuphead and we’ll be learning more about the world’s colorful world and characters. The Cuphead Show! will retain its iconic art style that was inspired by 1930s Fleischer cartoons.

Which studio will be producing The Cuphead Show!

The series will be developed in house by Netflix Animation but they will be assisted by King Features Syndicate. Award-winning producer Dave Wasson and Cosmo Segurson will be serving as co-executive producers.

King Features executive producer will be CJ Kettler meanwhile Chad and Jared Moldenhauer will also serve as executive producers for Studio MDHR.

It has already been confirmed that the series won’t have such meticulous detail as the video game. but co-creator Chad Moldenhauer wants to avoid as much computer-assisted animation as possible.

What will the story of The Cuphead Show! be?

The following synopsis has been provided by Netflix:

The character-driven comedy follows the unique misadventures of the impulsive Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman. Through their many misadventures across their surreal home of the Inkwell Isles, they’ve always got one another’s backs.


When will The Cuphead Show! be coming to Netflix?

A release date hasn’t been confirmed yet but hopefully, we’ll be treated to 2020 release.

Hopefully, the series won’t take as long as Green Eggs & Ham. The adaptation of Dr. Seus’s beloved children’s tale has been in development for four years and will be released in the Fall of 2019.


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