Netflix announced via a press release today that it will launch an animated original series based on the popular Konami video game series, Castlevania. The gothic vampire hunter franchise has captivated gamers since its debut in 1986, and the series has evolved over the years in the form of numerous sophisticated story lines. No other information has been provided by Netflix at this time, other than the fact that Season One, Part One will air in 2017.
Adi Shankar, the show’s producer, took to Facebook with additional information on the project. As he put it, Season One will air in 2017 and Season Two will air in 2018. He further confirmed that Warren Ellis (the legendary writer of such graphic novels as Planetary, Red, and Iron Man: Extremis) wrote both seasons of the new series. Shankar had this to say to those who have felt burned by previous attempts at video game adaptations:
“I personally guarantee that it will end the streak and be the western world’s first good video game adaptation.”
Based on the decision to hire Ellis to pen the series, it sounds like Shankar is serious about making good on this promise.
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more info on Netflix’s Castlevania series as it breaks.