Exploding Kittens - Godcat

Exploding Kittens – trailer for the Netflix animation

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The series sees God and the Devil trapped on Earth in cat bodies. 

It’s not only video games enjoying the attentions of Netflix, as the streamer is turning to physical games for animated inspiration too.

Arriving this July, the popular card game Exploding Kittens brings its particular brand of feline-based Russian-roulette to the screen.

Exploding Kittens animation posters

Expect fire, projectile vomiting and more as the storyline transplants the battle of good and evil to a suburban street.

Here’s the premise for Exploding Kittens

Earth sucks, so God (Tom Ellis) gets fired and sent to Earth to reconnect with humanity. The catch? He’s trapped in the body of a chubby house cat. As part of his rehabilitation, he moves in with a dysfunctional family and tries to solve their problems, but ends up spending a lot of time chasing laser pointers. And to top it off, Godcat’s next-door neighbor, who is also a cat, turns out to be none other than his nemesis, the Antichrist.

The result is the ultimate fight between good versus evil…except, Godcat is distracted by a pigeon he saw in the yard and Devilcat is busy napping on someone’s laptop.

Tom Ellis (Lucifer) plays Godcat, while Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live) is Devilcat. Also in the cast are Suzy Nakamura, Mark Proksch, Ally Maki and Kenny Yates.

The series comes from showrunners Shane Kosakowski and Matthew Inman (founder of the card game). The executive producers are Mike Judge, Greg Daniels and Dustin Davis of Bandera Entertainment; Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping for the Chernin Entertainment Group; and executive producers and creators of the Exploding Kittens franchise, Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s Inman.

For more on the show, check out Netflix’s Tudum.

Exploding Kittens lands at Netflix on July 12th, 2024.