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Netflix gets ready to launch Exploding Kittens TV show and game

God and the Devil are cats, and also Netflix has games btw

a kitten clutching the earth, about to explode Image: Netflix
Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

Exploding Kittens is coming to Netflix — as both a TV show and a game.

The upcoming television show will be an adult animated comedy, where God and the Devil are sent to Earth in the form of chonky house cats. The show will hit Netflix in 2023 and features the voice talents of Tom Ellis (Lucifer), Abraham Lim (The Boys), Lucy Liu (Elementary), Ally Maki (Toy Story 4), Mark Proksch (What We Do In The Shadows) and Sasheer Zamata (Woke).

Meanwhile, the upcoming Exploding Kittens — The Game mobile game will launch on Netflix in May. It’ll basically be a mobile version of the card game, with two new cards exclusive to the Netflix version: Radar, which reveals the location of the Exploding Kitten closest to the top of the deck, and Flip Flop, which reverses the order of the deck. There are plans to integrate elements of the animated show into the game.

Netflix Games is not to be confused with the streaming service’s on-platform interactive specials. The games are available via the Netflix app and free to play for all Netflix subscribers, and include games like Stranger Things: 1984 and Shooting Hoops.

Exploding Kittens is currently available as a physical card game, as well as a mobile game on iOS and Android and a game on Nintendo Switch. The mobile game will still be available to download for $1.99 on app stores when the Netflix game arrives.

Correction (April 19): A previous version of this article stated that there was a Netflix Games app, instead of an option for games on the existing Netflix mobile app. We’ve edited the article to reflect this.