When news broke Wednesday that Netflix had quietly revealed the 2017 debut of a “Castlevania,” excited fans hypothesized this was the official announcement of the animated adaptation producer Adi Shankar has talked about for years.
On Facebook, Shankar confirmed that this is, indeed, the series he has been working on, and said Netflix is already planning Season Two for next year.
Additionally, a press release revealed the following description of the series:
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. 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.
Following the announcement, Collider contacted Shankar for more information. In addition to verifying that, yes, the show will be for older viewers, he described it as having “a ‘Game of Thrones’ vibe to it.” “I’m personally guaranteeing that this is going to be the best fucking video game adaptation ever made to date,” he told Collider. “I’ve seen it, and it’s fucking amazing.”
As for Ellis’ involvement, Shankar teases that fans of the prolific comic book author won’t want to pass on watching the series. “You know how most TV shows have writers rooms and stuff? This one doesn’t,” he said. “Warren just wrote all the scripts. It’s totally his voice. He’s amazing.”
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