Castlevania The Animated Series was confirmed that it will be coming to Netflix!!! I don’t know about you all but this makes the excitement meter go through the roof, as I’m a huge fan of this game!
As part of Netflix’s new premiere date reveals, Netflix revealed Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 will be arriving this year, though no specific date was revealed. Netflix’s website lists the series as a four-part season, with each episode running for approximately 30 minutes.
According to Netflix’s official description of the series, Castlevania will focus on the game franchise’s Belmont clan, as it follows “the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Dracula himself.
The History of Castlevania
Rumors have it the show will take an adaptation of Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse for the overall plot, though no major details of the plot have been released yet. Now, the producer of the game said the animated series will be a very dark tone and have a “Game of Thrones” feel to it. Warren Ellis, who wrote the series is also on board as a producer for the show.
It’s interesting they would choose Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse as a foundation for the story, as there is a lot of meat to the stories previous to this one. Dracula’s Curse follows Trevor Belmont as he fought to stop Dracula from ravaging Europe in the 1400’s. Those fighting with him included Alucard, which was Dracula’s son….so does that mean we are going to see a step for step in the story brought into the show, or will the producers write new material and just use Dracula’s Curse as a base foundation?
From what I am hearing the series is going to receive an R rating due to the level of violence just as the games were rated M for mature audiences due to the blood and violence. This series will be geared towards the more adult generation as the kids that played the games in the 80’s and 90’s are now adults and know the story quite well.
Speaking to whether the franchise is aimed at the franchise’s longtime fans or newcomers to the material, I believe if they do this show correctly it will be a huge success. But they could also break a very fine line of wonderful story already told, and creating some hybrid disaster to try and impress fans.
I have big hopes for this series and can’t wait to see what they bring the fans!