Castlevania (Netflix)

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Dreampanther
Netflix has announced that it has greenlit an original animated series based on Konami's Castlevania.

The animated series is being developed by Adventure Time producer Fred Seibert's Frederator Studios, with writing from Warren Ellis, the comic book author behind Transmetropolitan, The Authority, Netwave, and Iron Man: Extremis. Castlevania will be produced by Adi Shankar, the guy behind the Punisher: Dirty Laundry and the Power/Rangers fanfilms that everyone loved for being grimdark, alongside Ellis, Seibert, and Kevin Kolde.

The folks behind Castlevania have already blocked out two seasons, one in 2017 and a second in 2018.

"Castlevania is a Netflix Original Series with Season 1 launching in 2017 and Season 2 in 2018. Furthermore, I personally guarantee that it will end the streak and be the western world's first good video game adaptation," said Shankar.

The series will seemingly star a new Belmont, instead of the one of the existing versions.

"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," reads Netflix' synopsis.

BruceSkywalker
i am very excited to watch

quanchi112
**** yes. Game of Thrones style. I loved the Lords of Shadow game. I have high hopes and want a Legend of Zelda series down the road.

Surtur
Either it will be awful or it will be awesome, there will be no in between with this. Hopefully it turns out well. Though I do find it a very odd choice since the show will no doubt be incredibly expensive to make and it's a bit of a gamble for something based on a game, but hopefully it pays off.

Originally posted by quanchi112
and want a Legend of Zelda series down the road.

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ares834
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Looks awesome. The fact that this is written by Warren Ellis, gives me great faith that it will be.

marwash22
i'm here for this.

Kazenji
Adi Shankar the producer for this will also be doing a Assassins Creed Netflix series.

carthage
Will definitely be checking this out!

Gotta finish Twin Peaks first though

Dreampanther
Out today!

Impediment
I'll be watching this tonight!

Bashar Teg
four episodes wtf man

carthage
I know I just saw that on Screenrant, Inwas hoping it had more episodes.

BruceSkywalker
i liked this a lot.. however just 4 f^cking episodes... hope the 2nd season will be 13 or more

ares834
What the ****? A mere 4 episodes?!

Damn thing ends when it's basically just beginning to start. Pretty good other than that though. I loved the animation.

carthage
Exposition is a little clunky at times but I liked it Trevor was funny and a good character. Way too short though! Great soundtrack as well

Dreampanther
Ha, came as a surprise to me as well! They could easily have made a 90 minute movie, but I suppose they wanted to gain some experience with the episodic format. Anyway, 7/10. I am an anime fan and I think they missed a few tricks they could have used to make the action more exciting to watch, and the voice actors need some more experience. But the writing was solid with a decent plot and characters interesting enough to make me want to see more.

-K-M-
Originally posted by BruceSkywalker
i liked this a lot.. however just 4 f^cking episodes... hope the 2nd season will be 13 or more

It will be 8 they said

KingD19
Let me kiss you.

Surtur
Eh, I found the series boring.

BruceSkywalker
Originally posted by -K-M-
It will be 8 they said


it better be or else stick out tongue

Ridley_Prime
The script for season 2 is completed (loved every minute of the 1st season, though first episode was easily the best IMO), and the producer also wants to do a dark Metroid adaptation next. Hot damn.

Stealth Moose
Originally posted by Ridley_Prime
The script for season 2 is completed (loved every minute of the 1st season, though first episode was easily the best IMO), and the producer also wants to do a dark Metroid adaptation next. Hot damn.

Yep. Sadly, we have to wait until 2018 for the next 8 episodes. The first four were pretty much lifted from the developmental hell script from 2007.

Also, the writer didn't like Grant, so he won't be in the storyline. Kinda sad, given that he was the most useful companion in the actual game itself. Alucard was a damn joke and Sypha took hits like cheap glass.

snowdragon
I enjoyed this, very Vampire Hunter D'ish.

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