Netflix plans to roll out a mobile game and TV series based on popular card game Exploding Kittens, a company blog post said.
The game will debut on Netflix in May and the adult animated comedy series in 2023.
The series will star Tom Ellis, Abraham Lim, Lucy Liu, Ally Maki and others.
In the animated series, “the eternal conflict between Heaven and Hell reaches epic proportions when God and the Devil are sent to Earth – in the bodies of big domestic cats”.
Meanwhile, the mobile game will retain the gameplay of the card game – in which players draw cards and try to avoid the titular Exploding Kitten cards, with fans also able to enjoy new cards.
There will also be new cards revealed later that are themed around the show.
“Co-developing a game and an anime series opens up new possibilities for Netflix,” said Mike Moon, head of adult animation at Netflix. “And we couldn’t think of a better game to build a universe than Exploding Kittens, one of the most inventive, iconic and original games of this century!”
And Exploding Kittens creative director Matthew Inman, who also directed The Oatmeal, said Netflix was the only company that could help bring the game to life.
“We actually launched Exploding Kittens on Kickstarter as a weekend project, but our community has been the heart and soul of the business for the past six years,” he said. “The new series and new game will provide our fans with new ways to connect and interact with the franchise.”
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This comes as the platform launched mobile games months ago. And the move sees Netflix hoping to expand its catalog.