The Cuphead IP is expanding as game developer Studio MDHR has announced that they are partnering up with Netflix and King Features Syndicate to bring The Cuphead Show to the streaming service in the future.
The Cuphead Show will be a brand new original series inspired by classic animation styles of the 1930s. It will expand upon the characters and world of the Cuphead video game which stars Cuphead and his brother Mugman who make a deal with the devil in a gambling match. You can read a bit more about this announcement below.
C.J. Kettler (Carmen Sandiego) will exec produce for King Features while Cuphead creators (and brothers) Chad and Jared Moldenhauer will serve as executive producers for Studio MDHR. The series will be produced by Netflix Animation and is executive produced by Emmy and Annie award winner Dave Wasson (Mickey Mouse Shorts). Cosmo Segurson (Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling) serves as co-executive producer.
The Cuphead Show! marks the first longform animated series production for King Features (which also own rights to popular comic properties such as Popeye, Garfield and Archie) since it announced its strategy to build character franchises across multiple platforms in February.
It was also announced that Cuphead has now sold over 4 million copies across Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.