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Cuphead Animated Series Announced For Netflix

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Who’s the porcelain tableware who can’t seem to keep out of trouble? We’re talkin’ about Cuphead, and some huge news came from Studio MDHR today. Is his world expanding?

It isn’t another game, but it could potentially be just as good: Netflix is working on a Cuphead animated series. Officially called The Cuphead Show! (appropriately enough), the series will be overseen by the game’s creators, Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, alongside co-executive producers Dave Wasson (those new Mickey Mouse shorts) and Cosmo Segurson (Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, which still hasn’t been released).

The game that has won the hearts and minds of fans with its gorgeous retro hand-animated style, crazy boss-brawls, and challenging gameplay will come to life on television for the first time ever in The Cuphead Show!. The new series 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.

Despite the Cuphead universe consisting of just one game, the character’s visibility is very high right now, with his literal mug gracing all sorts of products from clothing to figurines. If you haven’t played the Cuphead game, get on that — it’s now available on three systems (XBox One, PC and Switch).

There is no mention of a release date for The Cuphead Show! in the press release, but we do know that follow-up DLC for the game is on the way in 2020.

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