Castlevania Trailer: Netflix Goes 8-Bit for the Video Game Adaptation

Watch the Castlevania trailer and catch the animated series on Netflix July 7

Netflix has just brought online the first Castlevania trailer and, in the player below, you can take a first look at the upcoming animated series, officially set to arrive July 7. The Netflix Castlevania series is already planned for at least two seasons, with season two premiering in 2018.

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A Konami video game, the first Castlevania was a popular title for the original Nintendo Entertainment System, following the game’s release in 1986. The storyline has the player controlling a vampire hunter by the name Simon Belmont. Belmont, the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, is trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself.

Adi Shankar, who is producing the Netflix Castlevania series alongside Fred Seibert and Kevin Klonde, has promised a “super violent” take on the source material. What’s more, the show is being scripted by Warren Ellis, best known as the creator of comic book series like Transmetropolitan and Planetary.

“It’s going to be dark, satirical, and after a decade of propaganda it will flip the vampire sub-genre on its head,” Shankar posted on Facebook when he first announced the series back in 2015. “Furthermore,” he later added, “I personally guarantee that it will end the streak and be the western world’s first good video game adaptation.”

The animated series is written by best-selling author and comic book icon Warren Ellis and executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar.

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