Netflix has revealed the trailer, key art, and images for The Cuphead Show!, launching on the streaming service on February 18, 2022. You can watch the trailer on YouTube and keep scrolling for more images.
Based on the award-winning video game that smashed onto the scene with a gorgeous retro animation style, The Cuphead Show! is a character-driven comedy series following the unique misadventures of loveable, impulsive scamp Cuphead and his cautious but easily swayed brother Mugman.
As the two scour their surreal homeworld of the Inkwell Isles in search of fun and adventure, they always have each other’s back. Unless there’s only one cookie left, in which case it’s every cup for himself.
The Cuphead Show! combines nostalgic delights, side-splitting gags, and a healthy dose of the heebie-jeebies – especially when a ridiculously weird nemesis, The Devil himself, arrives on the scene to toy with our heroes.
For King Features, C.J. Kettler will serve as the executive producer, and Cuphead creators 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-winning producer Dave Wasson (Mickey Mouse Shorts) and co-executive produced by Cosmo Segurson (Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling).
The voice cast includes Tru Valentino (Cuphead), Frank Todaro (Mugman), Joe Hanna (Elder Kettle), Luke Millington-Drake (Devil), Grey Griffin (Ms. Chalice), and Wayne Brady (King Dice).
The series, which consists of 12 12-minute episodes, was developed by Dave Wasson and features art direction by Andrea Fernández. The music is by Ego Plum.
The Cuphead game has won the hearts and minds of fans with its gorgeous retro hand-animated style, crazy boss brawls, and challenging gameplay.
The new series will expand on the characters and world of Cuphead with an animation style inspired by the classic Fleischer cartoons from the 1930s.
Cuphead has sold over 6 million units worldwide and has won over 20 major awards, including Special Achievement in Animation at the 45th Annual Annie Awards, Xbox One’s Game of the Year, a BAFTA Games award for Music, and a trio of statues at the 2017 Game Awards for Best Debut, Best Independent Game, and Best Art Direction.
The game continues to be celebrated by fans for its arcade-action gameplay, highly original art design, and an award-winning soundtrack featuring almost three hours of original jazz, early big band, and ragtime music.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.