The Cuphead Show is arguably something that shouldn’t have existed. Or at least, it couldn’t have been foreseen to happen based on the story that led to the creation of Cuphead. The team at Studio MDHR literally bet everything they had on this game (and we do mean that as they put their houses and other things on the line) and usually in the gaming industry that doesn’t turn out well.
But instead, Cuphead became a mega-hit to the point where they were bought up by Microsoft for a lot of money, a lot of DLC was made for the game, and now, they’re getting their own Netflix series via The Cuphead show. Which we now know the release date for via a new trailer:
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— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) January 18, 2022
And here is the official synopsis for the show:
“Based on the award-winning video game that smashed onto the scene with a gorgeous retro animation style, THE CUPHEAD SHOW! is a character-driven comedy series following the unique misadventures of loveable, impulsive scamp Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman. As the two scour their surreal homeworld of the Inkwell Isles in search of fun and adventure, they always have each other’s back. Unless there’s only one cookie left, in which case it’s every cup for himself. THE CUPHEAD SHOW! combines nostalgic delights, side-splitting gags, and a healthy dose of the heebie jeebies-especially when a ridiculously weird nemesis, The Devil himself, arrives on the scene to toy with our heroes.”
It’s been revealed that it’ll be a 12-episode season with each episode being about 12 minutes long. Which honestly fits with the motif that they’re going for in regards to a return to “classic animation style”.
The trailer does indeed invoke the style of old-school cartoons while also mixing things up in terms of its intensity and violence at points. So we’ll see how it does when the show releases next month.