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Netflix to Develop Cuphead Animated Series

Garnished with vintage 1930’s iconography and design, Cuphead took the world by storm since its initial Xbox One release in late 2017. Its high-quality animation and art style, in particular, made the Contra-style run-and-gunner a favorite by many people. Due to the spectacular visuals, Netflix announced today that it will produce its own Cuphead animated series based on the critically acclaimed video game. King Features Syndicate and Netflix are partnering up for production with the executive producer behind the Carmen Sandiego reboot returning in the role. Studio MDHR founders and game directors Chad and Jared Moldenhauer will also serve as executive producers. Netflix Animation will handle, well, the animation aspect of the series and the show will have an emphasis on comedy.

In addition to Cuphead entering the field of television streaming, Studio MDHR also updated their sales figures on the infamously difficult platformer, announcing that it surpassed 4 million copies sold. Their enhanced success would be partially attributed to their Nintendo Switch port which released in April of this year. The upcoming downloadable content for Cuphead, creatively titled The Delicious Last Course (The DLC), has been delayed to 2020 to prevent excessive development crunch. As you can imagine, it must be an intense endeavor to simply hand-draw more content for the game and refining it to match the quality of the core product.

the cuphead show logo

Cuphead isn’t the only video game property in the hands of Netflix adaptation, however. The Witcher will have a television series starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia later this year and Ubisoft’s The Division series will receive a film adaptation starring Jessica Chastain, also produced by Netflix. From the looks of the publicized logo, The Cuphead Show! appears to maintain the signature 1930’s design while sharing a similar animation style to the recently published Mickey Mouse Shorts. 

What are your thoughts on a comedy television series based on the Cuphead universe? Are you excited and hoping to have Popeye-esque shorts or are you skeptical Netflix will do the game justice? Let’s talk about it in the comments below and stay tuned for more Sick Critic content.

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