Cuphead conquered the world in 2017 as one of the most visually captivating games and one of the most difficult of that year. Five years later, the game is getting its first animated television adaptation on Netflix. Coming in February 2022, here’s an updated look at everything we know so far about The Cuphead Show on Netflix.
If you’re not sure what cuphead is then let us inform you. Launching in September 2017, cuphead began life exclusively on Microsoft’s Xbox platform as a side-scrolling platform game. Captivating players around the world with its classic cartoon style and difficulty, five years later, gamers are still playing the beloved game.
More than 4 million units of the game have been sold, with the game now available for download on Nintendo Switch and Mac devices. Cuphead has won more than 20 major video game awards, including Xbox One Game of the Year and Game’s Best Indie Game Award.
The series was first announced to receive an adaptation on Netflix in July 2019.
Studio MDHR is the studio behind the creation of the video game, but Netflix will work alongside King Features Syndicate to adapt the video game into a cartoon series.
The series will expand the world of cuphead and we will learn more about the world and the colorful characters of the world. The Cuphead Show! will retain its iconic art style that was inspired by Fleischer’s cartoons from the 1930s.
The following synopsis was provided by Netflix:
The character-based comedy follows the unique misadventures of the impulsive Cuphead and his cautious but easily influenced brother Mugman. Through their many misadventures in their surreal home in the Inkwell Islands, they always support each other.
When is it Cuphead Show Netflix release date?
After a long wait, Netflix has revealed with the release of the official trailer that The Cuphed Show comes to Netflix in Friday, February 18, 2022.
who is involved in The Cuphead Show! and everything we know so far
The series will be developed in-house by Netflix Animation, but will be watched by King Features Syndicate. Award-winning producer Dave Wasson and Cosmo Segurson will serve as co-executive producers.
King Features will executive produce CJ Kettler, while Chad and Jared Moldenhauer will also serve as executive producers for Studio MDHR.
Thanks to the Annecy Festival, it was revealed that the first season will have a total of 11 episodes, each about 10 minutes long.
Who is in the voice cast? Well, we already have the first batch of voices set to appear. They include:
- Frank Todaro as Mugman (known for voicing Starscream in Transformers)
- Tru Valentino as Cuphead (aka Hot Streets)
- Joe Hanna as Elder Kettle (aka Looper)
- Luke Millington-Drake (aka Best Friend Fix)
- Jim Conroy as Ollie (better known as FLETCH!)
The only artwork officially provided by Netflix so far is the poster that was released alongside the original press release.
It’s already been confirmed that the series won’t be as meticulously detailed as the video game, but co-creator Chad Moldenhauer wants to avoid computer-assisted animation as much as possible.
In February 2021, we announced that voice actress veteran Gray Griffin would voice the show and play Ms. Chalice.
In June 2021, along with a new clip at Geeked Week, it was announced that Wayne Brady (Whose line is it anyway) will be voicing the role of King Dice.
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