The Cuphead Show! (Photo credit: Netflix/King Features)
The Cuphead Show! (Photo credit: Netflix/King Features)
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Cuphead to be turned into Netflix animated series

An all-new animated series based on Studio MDHR’s award-winning video game Cuphead is coming to Netflix.

The Cuphead Show! will expand on the characters and world of Cuphead, with an animation style inspired by the classic Fleischer cartoons from the 1930s.

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.

To date, Cuphead has sold over 4 million units worldwide and is well-recognised as one of the best video games to be released over the last few years.

The game has 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.

The game continues to be celebrated by fans for its arcade-action gameplay, highly original art design, and an award-winning soundtrack featuring almost three hours of original jazz, early big band, and ragtime music.

The series will be produced by King Features and Netflix Animation and will be executive produced by Emmy and Annie Award-winning producer, Dave Wasson (Mickey Mouse Shorts). Cosmo Segurson (Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling) serves as co-executive producer.

Cuphead is just one video game series to be adapted to the small screen recently, with Netflix also being behind the forthcoming live-action series based on The Witcher.

Written by Gaming Editor

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