Netflix's CASTLEVANIA Could Go Well Beyond The Two Announced Seasons

Netflix's CASTLEVANIA Could Go Well Beyond The Two Announced Seasons

Written by legendary comic scribe Warren Ellis, the Castlevania anime started out as a DTV film trilogy before being acquired by Netflix.

In an interview with Paste, Warren Ellis, executive produer and writer for the well-receieved, four episode first season of Netflix's Castlevania anime revealed that the project was initially conceived as a direct-to-video film trilogy before Netflix purchased the project.  "I spent a few weeks wishing I still had some hair to pull out [while modifying the screenplay for TV]. Netflix responded so strongly to the 2007 screenplay that I felt like I couldn’t change it too much for the four-episode season, and also, of course, it’s the version signed off on by the rights holders, the one that obeys the original material. So there was a lot of surgery, scenes thrown out, finding episode breaks, wishing death on my 2007 self, etc."

In another interview, showrunner Adi Shankar teased that the rich history of the Belmont clan and the worldwide popularity of Castlevania means that the series could go well-past two seasons.  "We’re not giving a specific number [of seasons]… If you’re looking at the Belmont family history — which is in and of itself super-interesting — we’ve tackled the story of one Belmont in the first season. Castlevania lore is very deep and rich. I personally don’t ever want to stop working on this."

The recently announced second season doubles the episode count from 4 to 8, however, there's still no details on when it will be released and unfortunately, no additional details were revealed at the show's SDCC panel on Thursday.
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