In 2015, producer Adi Shankar announced on his Facebook page that he would be producing a “super violent” Castlevania mini-series. He said it would be “dark, satirical, and “flip the vampire sub-genre on its head.”
The latest press release from Netflix included this line:
Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 Coming to Netflix in 2017
Soon after, they released an official synopsis: “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.”
“Castlevania is a Netflix Original Series with Season 1 launching in 2017 and Season 2 in 2018,” Shankar elaborated yesterday on Facebook. “Furthermore, I personally guarantee that it will end the streak and be the western world’s first good video game adaptation.”
The Castlevania video game series debuted in 1986 on the NES. You played as Simon Belmont, fighting your way through Dracula’s castle with an undead-slaying whip.