Cuphead is poised to become the best gaming adaptation yet.
Cuphead will make the leap from the video game world to television, thanks to a new deal signed with Netflix. Studio MDHR announced an animated adaptation is in the works and will be called The Cuphead Show.
Netflix has been willing to entertain more video game adaptations lately after the success of Castlevania, and it’s a smart move. Games like The Witcher, Devil May Cry and Diablo all have passionate audiences who want more content from their favourite worlds—and Netflix is out to deliver. While none of those adaptations has released yet, it’s not hard to imagine them succeeding. Maybe we’ll even see parents naming their children Geralt or Dante, like the Daenerys phenomenon from Game of Thrones.
Jokes aside, this Cuphead adaptation is a dream come true. While the games listed above are exciting in their own right, Cuphead seems tailor-made for an animated series. The whole aesthetic of the game is that it looks like a ’30s Disney film! With Studio MDHR promising to show us the “wondrous Inkwell Isles” as we’ve never seen them before, the sky is the limit for a Cuphead adaptation.
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