Netflix revealed that a show based on Studio MDHR’s Cuphead property is in the works. Working with King Features Syndicate, the streaming platform confirms that The Cuphead Show is coming!
Originally launching in 2017 on Xbox One to critical and commercial success, Cuphead has since released on the Nintendo Switch, seen a series of gires released, and a DLC for the game currently being in the works. Known for it’s handdrawn animations, which are inspired by classical cartoons of the 1930’s, Cuphead has sold over 4 million copies since launching.
Coming to you in full color and cine-sound, it's…The Cuphead Show! Witness the wondrous Inkwell Isles as you've never seen them before in an original series inspired by classic animation styles of the 1930s. Now in production by the talented team at @Netflix Animation! pic.twitter.com/4xA59eVLra
Speaking to IGN, co-creator Jared Moldenhauer explained that the show is still in the beginning process, and has no release date yet.
“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.”
As for the tone of the show, “It’s safe for kids, but written so there are also things that adults find funny and appeals to a wider audience. It’s not a toddler show or a little kids cartoon. It’s safe to say that [the showrunners are] aiming for the same kind of vibe that the game hints at. They’ll be taking that idea and expanding it.”