Following last week’s disappointing delay of Cuphead’s major DLC, Studio MDHR has offered some more positive Cuphead news. Announced today via Twitter, Netflix Animation will be adapting the stylish indie hit into a new animated series entitled The Cuphead Show!. You can see the first announcement and promotional art for the series in the tweet below.
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
The Hollywood Reporter has shared further details about the project. It will aim to “expand upon the the characters and world of the game,” focusing on the titular Cuphead’s misadventures after making a dangerous deal with the devil.
Original Cuphead creators Chad and Jared Moldenhauer will serve as executive producers alongside C.J. Kettler, who has previously worked on Netflix’s original Carmen Sandiego series. The project will be produced by Netflix Animation, featuring a team of producers who have worked on Mickey Mouse Shorts and Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling. King Features Syndicate, which owns the rights to many popular comic and cartoon series like Garfield, Archie, and Popeye, will also be involved in the show’s production.
Aside from the confirmation that the series is “Now in production,” no further info on its release schedule has been announced.