Netflix Has Announced A Castlevania TV Show For 2017

There aren't any dang details about it but, at some point this year, we'll get the chance to watch somebody from Castlevania's Belmont family fighting bloodsuckers.

Netflix has been holding an event today where it's announcing the bulk of its upcoming programming slate. Nestled in the press release was this:

Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 Coming to Netflix in 2017

This is literally all we know for sure at the moment, but the project is likely the same one that's been reported as being in development from Frederator Networks (Adventure Time) and producer Adi Shankar, who was behind that gritty Power Rangers short back in 2015. On an episode of the Nick Animation podcast late last year, Seibert said that Frederator was ramping up on an unnamed video game project. His words, as per Slashfilm transcription:

We have a project right now that we're doing that needs to go unnamed, based on one of the most world-famous video games of the last 30 years, that we've had in our shop for 12 years without being able to get it started. But there were great characters and a great story, and eventually we got it going.

Prior to that, Shankar had said he'd be doing work on a Castlevania series with Seibert.

So, signs seem to point that the Netflix show is this Seibert/Shankar collaboration. An article up on The Globe and Mail reports that Warren Ellis has done the writing for the show's first season. We'll have to wait for more official details to be 100 per cent sure and will update if they come through.


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    No details other than the name. Just watch it be game show set in a castle ;)

    edit: wait got one better, its a series spin off of the Hotel Transylvania movies with Sandler reprising his role as part of his six project deal with Netflix

    Last edited 09/02/17 8:43 am

      Huh?

      it's the animated one by adventure time and is supposed to be a gritty cartoon reboot.

    t’s going to be dark, satirical, and after a decade of propaganda it will flip the vampire sub-genre on its head.

    That's interesting for some vampire show... this has the Castlevania name though, which as far as I can tell is super serious.

    "What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets. But enough talk… Have at you!"

    Hilarious! AVGN seems to think so...

    Although I guess there's something comical about edit: chicken falling out of candle holders.

    Last edited 09/02/17 11:33 am

    I assume in season 2 they just flip all the sets and do it all over again?

    It’s going to be dark, satirical, and after a decade of propaganda it will flip the vampire sub-genre on its head.
    So, it's not actually a Castlevania show. That's not Castlevania. Sure, it's dark, but it is most definitely not satirical and DEFINITELY not something that flips "the vampire sub-genre on its head".

    It's not Castlevania unless the MC's eating chicken from the walls.

    Episode synopses have already been released.
    Ep1. There's a problem, better go into that castle.
    Ep2. A clue! Better go deeper into that castle.
    Ep3. Found a thing. Better return to the beginning of that castle.
    Ep4. A different clue! Better return to the deep part of that castle.
    Ep5. Oh no, we're in another castle.
    Ep6. Need to get our bearings. Better return to the beginning of that identical but other castle.
    Ep7. A callback to the initial clue! Better return to the deep part of that identical but other castle.
    Ep8. Now we're back in that original castle.
    Ep9. There's a clue! It leads to a new area in that identical but not other castle.
    Ep10. It's Dracula! But upon defeat we learn it's not Dracula! Cliffhanger about hidden property of that identical but other castle.

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