A third season of the Castlevania Netflix series is reportedly in development according to an exclusive article by Digital Spy.
Any gamer who has been around long enough is probably familiar with Castlevania, a long-running franchise that is all about the constant battle between the Belmont Clan of vampire hunters and their allies against Dracula, Death, and the forces of evil. The game series has been adapted into an animated show on Netflix with a first season comprised of four episodes. The second season with eight episodes has already been shot, but it's apparently done well enough that a third season will be on its way as well.
Richard Armitage, the voice of main character Trevor Belmont, has stated to Digital Spy that a third season is about to begin recording even though the second season of the show has yet to air on the digital streaming service.
Additionally, Mr. Armitage had revealed some details about what viewers can expect to see in the second season. The relationship between Dracula's son Adrian Tepes and Trevor Belmont becomes even stronger as they unite to fight against their common foe. The second season is expected to launch on Netflix sometime this summer.
The Castlevania animated series came into being after a long-awaited live-action movie had been stuck in development hell. (Given the track record of most video game movies, that may have ultimately been for the best.) Still, Mr. Armitage expressed his hope that we would eventually see a sparkle-free vampire experience on the silver screen. "I feel like it would make the most brilliant live-action piece. It's slightly anarchic and humorous – we don't often see vampire heroics in that vein. One day, maybe." One can hope, Mr. Belmont. One can hope.
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