‘Cuphead’ Animated Series in the Works at Netflix

‘The Cuphead Show!’: Netflix & King Features Set Toon Series Based On Popular Video Game

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming giant Netflix has teamed up with King Features Syndicate to bring the characters out of the game an into a streaming cartoon show.

Studio MDHR's iconic Cuphead game is soon going to be a show.

"The character-driven comedy follows the unique misadventures of the impulsive Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman", the official press release reads. Through their many misadventures across their surreal home of the Inkwell Isles, they've always got each other's backs. Featuring the eponymous Cuphead and his co-op buddy Mugman, the series will take a cue from the game's story in which the duo make a deal with the devil.

Cuphead, with its lovely hand-drawn visuals, is one of the few games out there that lends perfectly to an animated adaptation. The game features hand-drawn animations inspired by cartoons from the 1930s, with the Netflix series presumably using similar animation techniques.

In an interview with IGN, StudioMDHR mentioned that they will not be helping out with the animation for the new T.V. series as it will be handled by Netflix's in-house animation studio.

The series will be produced by Netflix Animation and is executive produced by Dave Wasson (Mickey Mouse Shorts). Joining her for the effort will be Cuphead creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, who will executive produce via Studio MDHR. Assuming work has only just begun, it could be a while until The Cuphead Show airs.