Cuphead video game to become Netflix flick
The game found a niche market when it was released in 2017
Netflix continues to dive deeper into original content, looking for ways to set itself apart from the current competition – and the competition that’s coming. Its latest endeavor centers on a peculiar video game that was released in 2017 and which found a relatively unique audience. Cuphead was developed and published as a video game by Studio MDHR and is now going to be given its own airtime on Netflix.
The Cuphead Show! is an animated series that features characters from the game. Cuphead and Mugman struck a deal with a devil in the video game and everything goes downhill from there. The game was crafted after cartoons created by Max Fleischer in the 1930s and are all hand-drawn – unlike today’s CGI graphics.
The show will be executive produced by Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, who just happen to be the two names behind the video game. C. J. Kettler and Dave Wasson are also onboard as executive producers, and Netflix Animation and King Features will produce the series.
Cuphead sold over four million copies when it was released in 2017 and also picked up several awards at the 2017 Game Awards, including Best Independent Game. Whether or not the show will follow suit remains to be seen.
King Features has decided to target character franchises across multiple platforms, and Netflix is a good place for it to find a home. The company already owns the rights to Popeye and Garfield, and more content featuring the two could soon make its way to Netflix, as well.