Viewers barely had a chance to binge the first season of the Netflix Castlevania series before the streaming company renewed the show for a second season. Viewers were able to start watching the animated series following the remnants of the Belmont clan yesterday, and Netflix announced the second season yesterday as well. Viewer opinions have already been quite positive about the initial 4 episode season available now, and Netflix is sweetening the pot by doubling the second season to 8 episodes.
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.
The series definitely had a great shot at success, the names associated with its first season are legendary. Warren Ellis has had a hand in some of the most influential comic series ever, as well as his hand in books, movies, videogames, and more. Adi Shankar has touched some of the most iconic games, movies, and TV shows in recent memory, and may be best known for some of his bootleg reboot trailers for popular show, including the dark and gritty Power Rangers trailer that made its way around the internet a few years ago. Kevin Kolde and Fred Seibert have connections to some of the best cartoons of the last few years.
I have yet to watch Season 1 of Castlevania — though I do plan on doing so soon — but it’s good to see that it’s done well enough to warrant a second season so soon after the release of the first.