Tom Ellis plays God this time in Netflix's Exploding Kittens, coming in July 2024

Find out all the details for Netflix's hiss-terical new animated series Exploding Kittens starring Tom Ellis as God!
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You might recognize Tom Ellis as the devilishly handsome Lucifer, but get ready to see him in a fur-ocious new role as God (yes, you read that right) in Netflix's upcoming animated series, Exploding Kittens. In this purr-fectly absurd comedy, the eternal struggle between Good and Evil takes a whisker-raising turn when both God and the Devil find themselves inhabiting the bodies of chubby house cats.

Joining Ellis is the talented Sasheer Zamata as Devilcat, promising a clash of feline proportions. Created by the imaginative minds of Shane Kosakowski and Matthew Inman, the mastermind behind the explosively popular card game of the same name, this series promises to be a wild ride through the litter box of divine comedy.

From the creators of You’re the Worst and Teenage Bounty Hunters, Exploding Kittens is poised to be the cat's meow of adult animation. So, if you're itching to learn more about this quirky series before its July release, settle in and prepare for a purr-ecious preview of what's to come!

Exploding Kittens Season 1 (L to R) Tom Ellis as Godcat and Sasheer Zamata as Devilcat in Exploding Kittens Season 1. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2024 /

What is Exploding Kittens about?

Exploding Kittens serves up a timeless tale of cosmic proportions -- good versus evil, with a whiskery twist! When God and the Devil find themselves banished to Earth, their celestial forms are swapped for those of ordinary house cats. But here's the kicker -- they're not just any cats; they just so happen to also be neighbors. According to the official synopsis from Netflix Media Center:

"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 (Ellis) is distracted by a pigeon he saw in the yard and Devilcat (Sasheer Zamata) is busy napping on someone’s laptop."

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Who’s in the cast of Exploding Kittens?

The cat-sting for Exploding Kittens was meticulously curated, according to co-showrunner Matthew Inman, they wanted to “find a voice that had a godly, old-world quality to it, while also being funny and charming.” Thus, Tom Ellis was the paw-fect choice! As for Devil Cat, they wanted someone who could be "basically the antichrist with a heart of gold" which Sasheer Zamata captures purrr-fectly.

Joining Tom Ellis and Sasheer Zamata are a talented lineup of voices:

  • Suzy Nakamura as Abbie
  • Mark Proksch as Marv
  • Ally Maki as Greta
  • Kenny Yates as Travis

Together, this ensemble promises to bring the whimsical world of Exploding Kittens to life in all its fur-tastic glory!

Exploding Kittens Season 1 (L to R) Mark Proksch as Marv, Tom Ellis as Godcat, Ally Maki as Greta, Suzy Nakamura as Abbie and Kenny Yates as Travis in Exploding Kittens Season 1. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2024 /

When is Exploding Kittens premiering on Netflix?

Prepare for a purr-fectly explosive premiere! Originally slated for 2023, the animated antics of Exploding Kittens will finally grace screens in July 2024, exclusively on Netflix. While the exact release date remains a mystery for now, fans can mark their calendars for a summer filled with divine cat capers.

Stay tuned for an official release date and more with Netflix Life!

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