Netflix’s Cat Burglar is an interactive cartoon from the creators of Black Mirror

Burglar cat, a new Netflix animated series about a cat robbing a museum, is fully interactive – another entry in Netflix’s growing list of gaming projects. Viewers will be able to select answers to trivial questions during the cartoon, which will then dictate whether the character succeeds or meets a gruesome death. Burglar cat is clearly inspired by classic Tex Avery cartoons, and comes from the creators of black mirrorwho previously directed the interactive film, Bandersnatch.

The trailer for the new Netflix show features Rowdy, the titular cat burglar, and Peanut, the museum’s “security pup” whose paintings Rowdy is stealing. When Rowdy and Peanut interact – either with Peanut swinging to keep Rowdy from flying, or watching Rowdy attempt to pass through a hallway filled with lasers – trivia will appear at the bottom of the screen.

Players will have to answer quick questions, and a correct answer will see Rowdy continue, at least for a while. Viewers will have to select the correct answer multiple times in a row, or Peanut will come to punish Rowdy in gruesome, yet hilarious fashion.

The trailer gives the impression that the series will exist somewhere between Tom and Jerry and his The simpsons parody, Itching and scratching. Rowdy can be taken down in far more gruesome ways than just a bonk to the head, but we also don’t see Peanut puffing out Rowdy’s eyes until they burst, filling the screen with blood.

The trailer promises the show will be different every time players step in, and there are clips of Rowdy warning viewers that he only has a few lives left. But the real question with Burglar cat is the number of times the average viewer will answer questions incorrectly just to see Rowdy being murdered in creative new ways.

Burglar cat hits Netflix on February 22.