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Castlevania Teaser Trailer Debuts

The first trailer for the upcoming animated Castlevania series on Netflix has been released.

The series, which stars Fred Tatasciore, Alejandra Reynoso, and James Callis is set to debut on Netflix July 7th.  According to the streaming juggernaut Netflix, the series follows a warrior who fights to save Eastern Europe from the grips of an undead vampire menace.

Originally released by Konami for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986, the Castlevania series became an instant hit spawning countless sequels on various game consoles. The series is centered on the Belmont family and their quest to destroy the evil Dracula.

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Jim Henson Company to Produce ‘The Dark Crystal’ Prequel Series for Netflix

For the Jim Henson Company, everything old is new again! First came news that a feature film sequel to the David Bowie classic, Labyrinth, will hit the silver screen. Now, we’ve learned that Jim Henson’s other dark fantasy story will return to the public spotlight. Variety reports that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will hit Netflix as a 10-episode series.

The production is being described as a prequel series which takes place in the franchise’s world of Thra. The following is the synopsis for the series: “When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.”

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Netflix to Develop ‘The Witcher’ TV Series

Streaming supergiant Netflix continues to acquire foreign properties with the intent on producing a global juggernaut. Deadline is reporting that Netflix will be producing an English-language drama series based on the saga The Witcher, from Poland’s Andrzej Sapkowski. Following in the steps of other shows green-lit for production recently in the international landscape (France’s Marseille, Japan’s Hibana: Spark/Hibana, among others), The Witcher will be given a first-season run with hopes of others to follow.

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Oculus Director Mike Flanagan Working on The Haunting of Hill House Series for Netflix

Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House, inspired both a 1963 film adaptation by director Robert Wise and a 1999 CGI spectacle starring Liam Neeson and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Now, Variety reports that writer-director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Ouija: Origin of Evil) is in the early stages of creating a 10-episode series for Netflix which will be based upon the world of Jackson’s novel.

The original novel all but established the “mysterious strangers in a haunted house” concept which would later be popularized by a variety of imitations. The new series is being described as a “modern re-imagining” of the novel. Flanagan will executive produce the series along with longtime collaborator Trevor Macy, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank. Amblin TV and Paramount TV will produce the series.

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Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet Renewed for Second Season

Netflix has announced that surprise zombie/comedy hit Santa Clarita Diet has been renewed for a second season and fans of the show couldn’t be happier.

The show, starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, centers on a married professional couple who live in Santa Clarita, CA with their teenaged daughter. Life for them is quite vanilla until Barrymore becomes a zombie and needs to dine on human flesh to survive.

The ten episode first season debuted on Netflix to mostly positive reviews in February and instantly created a buzz due to the nature of the show as well as it being Barrymore’s first role in a regular series.

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Netflix Reveals Teaser Trailer for Devilman

Netflix Japan recently revealed a trailer for their upcoming Devilman anime series. The trailer, which is just over a minute, doesn’t really give us anything except a quick glimpse at the titular character.

Created by Go Nagai, Devilman revolves around meek teenager, “Akira Fudo” and what happens to him after putting on a mask which is actually a fossilized demon skull. Shortly thereafter “Akira” is fused with an incredibly strong demon named “Amon” and together they become Devilman.

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Godzilla Anime Film Will Debut on Netflix in 2017

According to the Anime News Network, an animated Godzilla film is being produced by Toho Studios and Polygon Pictures for a late 2017 debut on Netflix.

The film (which marks the first time that Godzilla has appeared in an anime film) is directed by Kubon Shizuno (Detective Conan: the Darkest Nightmare) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Knights of Sidonia).

The concept art appears futuristic and may transport the “thunder lizard” to an untraditional setting.

No date for the film’s release has been announced at this time, but more information should be provided soon, as “The film will have a stage event at AnimeJapan 2017 on Sunday, March 26. The six main voice actors will appear at the event.”

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Netflix Heads to the Kingdom

Following in the footsteps of Stranger Things and Santa Clarita Diet, Netflix is hoping another original horror series will turn some heads.  Deadline is reporting that the online streaming behemoth has commissioned the Korean original series Kingdom, a zombie series which takes place during Korea’s medieval Joseon period.  The idea of a period drama where a fast-moving illness is wiping out an entire kingdom is surely a unique one, and the international aspect of the setting can only help Netflix continue its massive growth globally.

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Adi Shankar Reveals Poster for Castlevania

The first poster for the upcoming Netflix series Castlevania made its debut yesterday on series producer, Adi Shankar’s Facebook page.

The series is written by English author, Warren Ellis, the man behind “The Authority,” “Transmetropolitan,” “Red,” and “Global Frequency.” He has also worked on several series for Marvel Comics have including “Astonishing X-Men,” “Moon Knight,” “Thunderbolts,” and “Iron Man.”

Developed by Konami, the Castlevania video game follows the Belmont family as they do battle with the evil Dracula and his monstrous minions. The game first premiered in Japan for the Family Computer Disk game console in 1986. The game was released in North America for the Nintendo Entertainment System just a year later.

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Director of Green Room Jeremy Saulnier Preps Netflix Movie Hold the Dark

The director of the critically acclaimed horror thriller Green Room is about to add to his resume with a star-studded film for Netflix entitled Hold the Dark.  Jeremy Saulnier just announced casting details and a start date for the production via The Hollywood Reporter.

Saulnier’s new film will feature Jeffrey Wright (Westworld, Boardwalk Empire), Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood, The Legend of Tarzan) James Badge Dale (13 Hours), Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road) and James Bloor (Dunkirk) among others.   

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