After over two years of cooking in the oven, The Cuphead Show will debut on February 18 on Netflix.
As the name implies, The Cuphead Show is based on Studio MDHR’s Cuphead video game from 2017. The show will follow titular character Cuphead and his brother Mughead as they explore the Inkwell Isles.
Based on the trailer, it doesn’t seem as if the show will follow the same plot as the video game. In Cuphead, the aforementioned brothers must complete several boss fights in order to repay their debt to the Devil.
Instead, each of the 12 episodes seems to have its own plot thread. That said, the show will feature several other characters from the video game. These include Elder Kettle, the Devil, Ms. Chalice, and King Dice.
Each episode will only be around 12 minutes long. There is no word yet on whether there will be a second season.
The Cuphead Show has been in the works since July 2019. It was originally scheduled for a Summer 2021 premiere, which likely was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Cuphead released in 2017 to critical and commercial acclaim. Apart from its high difficulty, the game is best known for its animation. Studio MDHR hand-drew the animations and painted the backgrounds using watercolors.