Netflix Is Turning 'Cuphead' Into An Animated Comedy
While Netflix has been scouring gaming for titles it can turn into television series, its latest announcement is a bit of a surprise: a Cuphead series. The bullet hell shooter where you play a sentient cup that's animated in the style of a 1930s cartoon is now being turned into a string of episodes for the streaming service.
According to the announcement on the Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is working with King Features Syndicate to adapt Cuphead into a series called The Cuphead Show!. It certainly sounds like they'll be leaning into the game's aesthetic inspirations, with it adopting the framing of the short animations shown before features at the cinema in the '30s.
The series will follow Cuphead and his brother Mugman as they deal with the consequences of making a deal with the devil. Once again, more propaganda about some honest devil dealing. When will Hollywood just butt out and let us make our own pacts with the fallen angel Satan?
Cuphead's been hugely successful for its creators - selling more than four million copies since its launch in 2017. It's that success which likely caught the eye of Netflix.
Netflix currently has a number of game adaptations either out or in the works. Castlevania's already enjoyed two seasons on the streaming service and we have The Witcher to look forward to later this year. Ubisoft and Netflix are currently working on a movie based on The Division, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain. There's also word that a Resident Evil series is in development, and there were rumours last year that there would be an adaptation of the Diablo games. It's been a while since we heard anything about the Devil May Cry animated series, but that's got potential to link in with Castlevania - so it will be exciting to learn more about that in the future.
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