Netflix has officially ordered Castlevania season two
Even as the streaming service today debuts the first season of the animated Castlevania, Netflix has solidified plans for a Castlevania season two, increasing the episode order from four in its first season to eight for the second season.
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. Inspired by the game, the animated Castlevania hails from bestselling author and comic book legend Warren Ellis.
The Castlevanis cast features the voice talents of Graham McTavish (The Hobbit, Preacher) as Dracula, Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy) as Trevor Belmont, James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) as Alucard, Emily Swallow (Supernatural) as Lisa, Matt Frewer (Orphan Black) as The Bishop, Tony Amendola (Annabelle) as The Elder and Alejandra Reynoso (G.I. Joe: Renegades) as Sypha Belnades.
“Castlevania has been a world icon for 30 years,” says Fred Seibert, Chief Creative Officer of WOW! Unlimited Media and CEO of Frederator Networks and Frederator Studios. “WOW! and Frederator are honored to have the privilege of bringing it to life as an entertainment series that will continue its story for years to come.”
Castlevania is executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Adi Shankar and Fred Seibert. Production services are provided by Austin, Texas-based Powerhouse Animation with Brad Graeber supervising producer, Jason Williams as producer, and Sam Deats as director.
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