Netflix Announces Castlevania Animated Series for 2017

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Netflix Announces <i>Castlevania</i> Animated Series for 2017

Netflix announced today that a show based on the long-running Castlevania series is coming to the streaming service sometime this year.

Little is known about the show, as all that was initially revealed in a press release was the title, Castlevania Season 1, Part 1. Soon after, Netflix dropped more info on the project, sharing this 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.

Producer Shankar, known for “Bootleg Universe” short films like 2015’s Power/Rangers “trailer,” had been dropping vague hints about the potential series for a while, strangely after he’d already announced that he and others were working on it: “Breaking News: I’m producing a super violent Castlevania mini-series with my homies Fred Seibert and Kevin Klonde,” he wrote on Facebook. “It’s going to be dark, satirical, and after a decade of propaganda it will flip the vampire sub-genre on its head.”

It’s likely that more on the series will be announced soon, given how it’s slated to be released at some point in the next 10 months. On the videogame front, Konami has made no announcements regarding any new entries in the series since the release of 2014’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. Be sure to stay tuned to Paste for more info on the Netflix series.