Although Netflix has been cancelling more original series as of late, it doesn’t look like its adaptation of the popular Castlevania video game series will meet that fate any time soon. In an interview with Cinema Runner, executive producer and showrunner Adi Shankar revealed that the streaming service has already greenlit a second season, this time with eight episodes instead of four.
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The news came in Shankar’s response to a question about whether or not there was anything from the games that they couldn’t figure out a way to work into the show. “Well, let’s remember that this is just season one,” he said. “And not only has season two already been greenlit, but the episode order has been doubled to eight episodes. So the chapter definitely hasn’t fully closed on this story.”
Here’s the official description for the Netflix 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.
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The first season of Castlevania is on Netflix now. The animated adaptation, which is written by acclaimed comic creator Warren Ellis, stars Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont, James Callis as Alucard, Graham McTavish as Count Dracula, Alejandra Reynoso as Sypha Belnades, Tony Amendola as the Elder and Emily Swallow as Lisa Tepes.
There is currently no information on when the second season will debut.