The successful indie game, Cuphead, is receiving a Netflix series as a short animated comedy series. The show will be produced by Dave Wasson, who does the Mickey Mouse Shorts, along with Cosmo Segurson, who does Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling. Jared Moldenhauer, the indie developer of the game, will also be an executive producer. Studio MDHR launched the game in 2017 to a massive success. The 1930s vibe it lets off with its hand-drawn animation has sold over four million copies of the game, it won Best Independent Game Award (Best Indie) in the 2017 Game Awards, and we gave it an overwhelmingly positive review.
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,” read the show’s official press release, according to Hype Beast.
The show will feature an animated series productions from the producers who did Popeye, Garfield and Archie, King Features. The Cuphead Show! will have a stacked production crew that could prove to be a massive success for Netflix. According to Hollywood Reporter, the show is reported to come out sometime in February 2020.
The official tweet from Studio MDHR reads, “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!”
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
— Studio MDHR (@StudioMDHR) July 9, 2019
Along with The Cuphead Show!, The Witcher is set to have a spinoff TV show that is coming to Netflix as well, starring Henry Cavill from Man of Steel and Mission Impossible: Fallout. More and more video game series have made their way to streaming platforms, including a Halo series that is currently in production and will air on Showtime, according to Hollywood Reporter.