A few more details on the Castlevania TV show have dropped
During an event to announce its upcoming shows, Netflix confirmed that a Castlevania TV show is set for later this year. No other details were given at the time, but the show’s producer added a few details later via Facebook.
To start, here’s what Netflix had to say:
Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 Coming to Netflix in 2017
And that’s it. That’s all that’s been confirmed. It’s a Castlevania TV show and it is coming in 2017. But while Netflix is remaining quiet about it, the show’s producer, Adi Shankar is happy to fill in a few gaps.
Shankar is a producer with credits that include Dredd, The Grey, and A Walk Among the Tombstones. He’s also been active in the “Bootleg Universe,” creating unauthorized short films featuring existing properties, including the surprisingly excellent The Punisher: Dirty Laundry starring Thomas Jane and 2015’s hardcore take on the Power Rangers.
In August 2015 Shankar posted this:
Breaking News: I’m producing a super violent Castlevania mini-series with my homies Fred Seibert and Kevin Klonde. It’s going to be dark, satirical, and after a decade of propaganda it will flip the vampire sub-genre on its head.
While Shankar doesn’t say it’s an animated show, working with Seibert’s Frederator – the group responsible for Adventure Time - heavily suggests it. Shankar also initially mentioned that it would be loosely based on Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, and it would utilize the franchise’s history while introducing a new Belmont as the star. That is all unconfirmed though.
Following the announcement from Netflix, Shankar posted an update on Facebook.
Putting aside the unnecessary and kind of petty dig at the AV Club, the confirmation that Warren Ellis is involved should be enough to get people at least a little excited. Promising that it will be the West’s first good video game adaption is a bold claim, but Netflix, Ellis, and the team listed seems solid.
We’ll update this page when more details are released.