The series is based on the video game Cuphead!, and it’s designed as a throwback to the classic era of American animation.
Here’s everything you need to know about The Cuphead Show!
What is it about?
The Cuphead Show! is an animated slapstick comedy about the adventures – and, more often than not, misadventures – of the impulsive Cuphead and his rather cautious brother Mugman.
The Cuphead video game! sees the two brothers trying to repay a debt to the devil – the series will tackle similar ideas, having cast Luke Millington-Drake as the devil.
Who is in the cast?
Tru Valentino stars as Cuphead, while Frank Todaro plays his brother Mugman. Valentino appeared in the crime drama The Rookie, but is best known as a voice actor with roles in Madagascar: A Little Wild, We Baby Bears and Spidey and His Amazing Friends. Meanwhile, Todaro is best known for playing a variety of characters in the Transformers franchise.
They are joined by Luke Millington-Drake (Best Friend Fix) as the Devil, Clancy Brown (Dexter: New Blood) as Porkrind, Jim Conroy (Top Cat) as Ollie Bulb, Biff and Duke, and Wayne Brady (The Good Fight ) as King Dice, the devil’s evil right-hand man.
The series was developed and written by Dave Wasson, who is best known for his work on the animated series Time Quad, Star vs the Forces of Evil, and Mickey Mouse Shorts.
It is produced by brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, who created the original Cuphead! video game.
Is there a trailer?
Yes there is. You can watch it, and its return to classic animation style, here.
How and where can I watch it?
The twelve episodes of The Cuphead Show! the first series is available to stream on Netflix from Friday, February 18, 2022.
Will there be another series?
Yes, there will be. Netflix has confirmed both a second and third season of the show, having placed an initial order for 48 episodes when the show went live.
Those 48 episodes include the 12 episodes that make up Season 1 – so Seasons 2 and 3 may be 18 episodes each, or that 48-episode order may also include an as-yet-unannounced Season 4.
Why should I watch it?
Because it looks like a lot of fun and a welcome reminder of the style of some old classics.
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