Castlevania Series Coming to Netflix this Year
Everyone’s excited for the Season 2 of Stranger Things but here’s another supernatural series that you will soon binge on late nights.
Netflix has silently disclosed that it is producing a new series basing on the classic horror and adventure videogame franchise known as Castlevania from Konami, and the series is due this year.
— Nintendo Wire (@NinWire) February 8, 2017
While not many details where quickly spilled, Netflix however, confirmed that Season 1 of Castlevania will be headed by the creative team of comics veteran Warren Ellis and indie producer Adi Shankar, whose gritty fan-made Power Rangers short film got the maintstream media talking.
“Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself,” an official description reads. “The animated series is from Frederator Studios, a Wow Unlimited Media company, written by best-selling author and comic book icon Warren Ellis and executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert, and Adi Shankar,” according to the Netflix release.
Last year, Adventure Time producer Fred Seibert teased on a podcast on Nick Animation, stated a mysterious project: “”based on one of the most world-famous video games of the last 30 years.” As the hyped died down, Shankar broke the news again with a Facebook post:
“I’m producing a super-violent Castlevania mini-series with my homies Fred Seibert and Kevin Klonde,” Shankar wrote at the time. “It’s going to be dark, satirical, and after a decade of propaganda, it will flip the vampire sub-genre on its head.”
The Castlevania franchise has been around since 1986 and with a number of series lineage and spin-off titles; there is a rich source material for the creative team to base the narrative of the upcoming Netflix series.