The Cuphead Show is only a few weeks away from its Netflix debut, and we have accordingly started to learn a little bit more about what we can expect from the show, including its currently planned number of episodes and seasons. Many episodes are between ten and a half and eleven minutes. In a recent interview with Animation Magazine, Chad and Jared Moldenhauer revealed that the show is currently slated to receive 36 episodes across three seasons. You can read the relevant excerpt covering episode count and length below, but I also recommend checking out the full interview for some intriguing insights into the show’s direction and inspirations.
We were originally using the old theatrical shorts as a model for structure,” says Wasson, “but we found it was hard to stay within a seven-minute format. These stories wanted to be a little longer, so it caps off at something like 10 1/2 or 11 minutes, though each episode is a little different in running time.” Some of the initial 36 episodes, which will premiere over three separate drops, are presented as two- and even three-parters.
Given that Cuphead‘s infectious art style draws so much from classic animation, a full show is an obvious direction for the franchise to go. With a few dozen episodes already confirmed, is nice to see that The Cuphead Show will apparently be sticking around for a while.