An animated series based on the Castlevania video games is coming to Netflix later this year, the streaming service announced today.
No specific date was announced, but Netflix’s website does list the series as a four-part season, which will be released in stages. Each episode will run for approximately 30 minutes. According to Netflix’s brief description, Castlevania will focus on the franchise’s Belmont clan, following “the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Easter Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself.”
Speaking with IGN, producer Adi Shankar confirmed that the show will be an adaptation of the NES classic Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, but didn’t share any plot details beyond this. “This is very much Castlevania done in the vein of Game of Thrones,” Shankar added.
Dracula’s Curse, released in Japan in 1989 and 1990 in North America, follows Trevor Belmont as he fights to stop Dracula from ravaging Europe in the 1400’s. He’s also joined by Dracula’s son, Alucard, in this quest.
Shankar also revealed that the series will retain the violence of Konami’s game series, stating that it is “going to be R-rated as f—.” He also claimed that Castlevania will “be the best f—ing video game adaptation we’ve had to date.”
Now, if Konami could get off their pachinko-loving butts and start making Castlevania games again, that would be great.