# Tom Ellis Voices Godcat in Netflix’s ‘Exploding Kittens’ Animated Series
An explosive sneak peek was unveiled at Netflix’s Geeked Week, causing a stir with just a one-minute teaser and an intriguing first look at the upcoming adult animated comedy, ‘Exploding Kittens.’
## Tweet Reveal: Tom Ellis as Godcat
A tweet by Netflix introduced fans to Tom Ellis’s new character, stating, “Tom Ellis is GODCAT. Based on the best-selling game, Exploding Kittens premieres 2024 🎈 #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/qDDtaUWblS” (Netflix, November 11, 2023).
## Heavenly Cats in a Hellish Conflict
The animated series, which is inspired by the wildly popular board card game of the same name, narrates the tale of the colossal clash between Heaven and Hell, with an interesting twist—God and the Devil find themselves in the earthly realm trapped inside the bodies of chubby domestic cats.
### A Meow-ssive Adventure Begins
The show’s tagline, “An adventure of unholy proportions begins meow,” sets the tone for the chaotic series trailer, fueled by fantasy. The introduction of Godcat, voiced by ‘Lucifer’ star Tom Ellis, quickly captures attention as he explores earthly pleasures and engages in supernatural battles of epic magnitude.
## Star-Studded Voice Cast
‘Exploding Kittens’ boasts a stellar voice cast including Abraham Lim, Lucy Liu, Mark Proksch, Ally Maki, and Sasheer Zamata. Details on the full cast and release date are expected to be disclosed in the near future.
## Kickstarter Sensation to Commercial Phenomenon
The journey of ‘Exploding Kittens’ from a Kickstarter campaign to a commercial success story is nothing short of remarkable. The game, initiated by creators Elan Lee and Matthew Inman, remains the most backed project on Kickstarter as of August 2023, having accumulated more than $8.7 million in funding.
## Game and Screen: The Exploding Kittens Franchise Expansion
After conquering the card game market and expanding onto mobile and the Nintendo Switch, the ‘Exploding Kittens’ franchise is now set to break into television. Netflix is welcoming this move, hinting at the synergistic potential for fans of the card game and mobile app.
### Netflix’s Gaming Ambitions
Leanne Loombe, director of external games at Netflix, expressed enthusiasm for the diversity of entertainment the streaming service plans to offer, emphasizing the enjoyment of both games and animated series formats (The Hollywood Reporter).
## A Creative Partnership with Netflix
Matthew Inman voices similar sentiments, highlighting that Netflix is the ideal platform to bring ‘Exploding Kittens’ to life, offering fans unique ways to engage with the franchise (The Hollywood Reporter).
### Behind the Production
The TV series is directed by Shane Kosakowski, with both Inman and Lee on board as executive producers. They join a team that includes accomplished names such as Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, known for ‘King of the Hill,’ along with other notable figures in the industry.
## A Teaser Gallery
For those eager for a glimpse into the ‘Exploding Kittens’ series, an online gallery offers a preview of what to expect when the animated series makes its debut.
‘Exploding Kittens’ is gearing up to be a fur-tastic addition to Netflix’s animated series collection, merging humor, fantasy, and a touch of feline divinity for viewers to enjoy in 2024.
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