Netflix has confirmed that it will be releasing part one of its brand new Castlevania TV series this year.
Sadly there haven’t been many official details released about the upcoming series. What has been confirmed however is that it will be an animated series and that Adi Shankar, who made the awesome Power Rangers short movie and comic book vet Warren Ellis will be joining the team behind it.
You can read the synopsis for the series below
“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 from the press release states that. “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.”
This is not the first time we have heard about the series as it was hinted at last year. The producer of Adventure Time guest starred on the Nick Animation Podcast stating that he was working on something “based on one of the most world-famous video games of the last 30 years.”
Adi Shanker also stated on Facebook the he was working on a Castlevania mini series by say “I’m producing a super-violent Castlevania mini-series with my homies Fred Seibert and Kevin Klonde,” Shanker also stated that “It’s going to be dark, satirical, and after a decade of propaganda, it will flip the vampire sub-genre on its head.”
It’s great to see that the Castlevania series has not been forgotten. It has been three years since Konami released Castlevania: Lord Of Shadow 2, and since then the company has been tight lipped about the franchise. We can’t wait for the Netflix show to surface later this year.