Season One of Netflix’s Castlevania just premiered today, but that isn’t stopping them from already ironing out the plans for a second season. Netflix has already gone ahead and increased the episode order from four episodes for the first season to eight episodes for the second season. The second season would premiere in 2018.
The animated series is based off of the final game in Konami’s Castlevania series titled Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. The plot synopsis for that game can be found below:
The year is 1476, and Count Dracula has started to ravage Europe with an army of monsters. The Belmont family of vampire hunters, once exiled from Wallachia, are called into action by the Church. They feared the Belmonts’ “super-human” power, but with Dracula menacing to swallow Europe in darkness, they are left with no choice but to call Trevor Belmont, current wielder of the Vampire Killer Whip.
Joining Trevor Belmont in his mission to defeat Dracula are three new playable characters: Sypha Belnades, a young sorceress with poor physical attack power but powerful elemental magic spells at her disposal; Grant Danasty, a pirate with the ability to climb on walls and change direction in mid-jump (a rare ability in earlier games of the series); and Alucard, Dracula’s son, a dhampir with the ability to shoot fireballs and transform into a bat. The ending of the game differs depending on which companion Trevor has with him at the time, or if he does not take another character with him at all.
The cast of Netflix’s Castlevania consists of Graham McTavish as Dracula, Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont, James Callis as Alucard, Alejandra Reynoso as Sypha Belnades, Emily Swallow as Lisa Tepes, Matt Frewer as The Bishop, and Tony Amendola as The Elder.
The show is produced by Adi Shankar, who has also just announced he’ll be working on animating Assassin’s Creed. Fred Seibert and Kevin Kolde of Frederator Studios are co-producers.. The series was animated by Frederator Studios and Powerhouse Animation Studios and directed by Sam Deats. The series is written by comic book writer Warren Ellis.
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