Felines Plus Religion Equals Explosions
Cats are autonomous. You don’t own them; they own you. They don’t love you unconditionally like canines do. Instead, their affection is closer to your emotionally repressed Boomer parents. Oh, and they spend one-third of their lives cleaning themselves—almost the same as your roommate, Randy, who insists on taking 45-minute showers while blasting techno music in the bathroom. (It’s anyone’s guess what’s actually going on in there.)
So, what happens when you mix these complex felines and religion? Lots and lots of explosions.
During Netflix’s Geeked Week, a teaser trailer was unveiled for Exploding Kittens, an animated TV series based on the popular card game.
“An Adventure of Ungodly Proportion Begins Meow”
For those unfamiliar with Netflix’s felines-turned-exploding-action-stars’ backstory, things get too turbulent in the non-mortal realm, so God and the Devil are reassigned to the bodies of more-to-love house cats. The fitting tagline is, “an adventure of ungodly proportion begins meow.”
The one-minute teaser features “Godcat,” played by Tom Ellis (Lucifer), who is acclimating to earth’s hedonistic pleasures, like playing “Whac-A-Mole,” and simultaneously, combatting a sinister force. Other notable voices joining Ellis are Abraham Lim (The Boys), Lucy Liu (Elementary), Ally Maki (Toy Story 4), Mark Proksch (What We Do in the Shadows), and Sasheer Zamata (Home Economics.)
For those that like to contemplate their mortal existence, this is the TV series for them. (And it’s also enjoyable for folks who like to watch anything blow up.)
Who’s Behind the Series?
It’s the brainchild of Bandera Entertainment’s Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, who will serve as executive producers with the following showrunners: Shane Kosakowski, Dustin Davis, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and finally, Elan Lee and Matthew Inman, both of whom created the card game.
Cat vs. Dog Debate
Sure, religion is complicated. But so is the debate over whether cats or dogs are better. Hopefully, this series will settle it, even though most intelligent people already know it’s cats—or exploding kittens, per se.
Exploding Kittens will premiere on Netflix at a date to be determined this fall.
Official Netflix Exploding Kittens Trailer