And now Netflix is bringing something a little different to its platform, with Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker releasing an “interactive” animated show Cat Burglar on the streaming giant’s service.
Following the success of Bear Grylls’ You Vs Wild and Johnny Test’s Ultimate Meatloaf Quest, Cat Burglar is the latest in a stream of new Netflix-exclusive interactive shows that the subscription service describes as a “fun way to experience Netflix.” “.
With interactive titles, Netflix gives viewers the ability to “make character choices” and “shape the story” as they go, adding “every choice leads to a different adventure, so you can watch again over and over and see a new story each time.”
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What is the new Netflix show Cat Burglar about?
The animated show sees main character Rowdy the cat seek to escape Peanut – a security dog, as he tries to steal award-winning paintings.
Already described by Netflix itself as “edgy, over-the-top, absurd, quirky, and witty,” viewers will be asked a series of quick questions in order to help Rowdy escape Peanut’s attentions. Rowdy’s fate is decided based on viewers’ responses, making the show interactive and based on viewers’ ability to direct it.
However, if the viewer answered the question incorrectly, Peanut would hilariously punish Rowdy, allegedly.
So it certainly looks interesting!
Who is part of the cast of Cat Burglar?
Charlie Brooker takes the reins as series creator, following his hugely successful career which saw him create critically acclaimed sci-fi drama Black Mirror and play a key role in the satirical cult classic 90s comedy Brass Eye.
The series is written by Emmy Award winner Mike Hollingsworth (Bojack Horseman) and James Bowman
The cast includes Alan Lee, James Adomian and Trevor Devall.
When did Cat Burglar come out on Netflix UK?
Charlie Brooker’s new show will premiere on Netflix UK on February 22 and can be viewed from 8.01am BST. Cat Burglar is recommended for anyone over the age of 13.
To watch it, you will need a Netflix subscription, which you can buy here on a monthly basis. Prices range from £5.99 to £13.99 per month.
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