‘THE CUPHEAD SHOW!’: Netflix Releases Trailer & February Premiere Date For Animated Series Based On Video Game

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18 Jan 22

Netflix has released a trailer and announced a February premiere date for THE CUPHEAD SHOW!, an animated series based on the beloved, beautiful (and, at times, frustratingly difficult!) video game.

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.

The original gorgeous retro hand-animated style video game was a massive hit when it was released in 2017, with its crazy boss-brawls, and challenging gameplay (some would say brutally hard gameplay in places!). The game has sold over 4 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.

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 CUPHEAD SHOW!‘ premieres Friday, 18th February 2022 on Netflix UK and worldwide.