Netflix has announced it will adapt the popular retro-style videogame Cuphead into animated comedy series called The Cuphead Show!
The indie platformer, created by brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, released in 2017 to critical acclaim and immediately gained notoriety for its graphics, which use hand-drawn animations that evoke the classic cartoons of Max Fleischer from the 1930s, as well as its difficulty. It has since sold over 4 million copies on multiple platforms, winning Best Independent Game at the 2017 Game Awards and a BAFTA Games award for its jazzy soundtrack.
The Cuphead Show!, like its source material, will focus on the adventures of Cuphead and his brother Mugman, who make a fateful deal with the Devil in a high-stakes gambling match. The series is sure to include appearances from the various villains the brothers fight from the game, including dragon Grim Matchstick, the sea witch Cala Maria and King Dice, the Devil's malevolent assistant.
The Moldenhauer brothers will executive produce the series. They're joined by C.J. Ketter (Carmen Sandiego), Dave Wasson (Mickey Mouse Shorts) and Cosmo Segurson (Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling).