One of 2017’s most popular and beautifully designed video games is getting its own TV show on Netflix. Creators Studio MDHR announced that the run-and-gun shooter Cuphead which incorporated 1930’s cartoons as its art and sound is under development and will be known as The Cuphead Show.
The show will be created with Netflix’s own animation studio and not by Studio MDHR who said “Witness the wondrous Inkwell Isles as you’ve never seen them before in an original series inspired by classic animation styles of the 1930s.”
The show will not be a recreation of the game but an expansion to the series following the adventures of Cuphead and Mugman. Netflix said: “the character-driven comedy follows the unique misadventures of the impulsive Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman.” This is similar to the game in the way the characters get themselves into situations and with an already big cast of characters with intricate designs, it’ll be interesting to see what the animators come up with and whether anyone else will return.
Executive producers of the show include Dave Wasson (Mickey Mouse Shorts) who is a great addition seeing as the game is inspired but cartoons such as Mickey Mouse ones of the 1930’s with the blend of hand-drawn animation and jazzy orchestration. There is no set release date for the show as of yet as it is only just entering production.
The show is said to be for all ages, but it won’t be a kids show so I imagine it could be similar to shows like Over The Garden Wall and Gravity Falls. Cuphead was released in 2017 and has recently been released on the Nintendo Switch. It won awards for its groundbreaking animation and gameplay and is certainly one of the hardest games I’ve played in the last few years!
See the tweet posted by Studio MDHR below: