Castlevania Season 2 is Coming to Netflix in October
It is not often that classic video games that first came to our attention on arcade game machines make a successful transition to television. One exception to this rule, however, is Castlevania.
Castlevania, the classic horror video game, first hit the arcades in 1986. Thirty-one years later, in July 2017, the four-part anime Castlevania landed on Netflix. This followed many years of trying to get the program made.
It was a huge success, with an 8/10 rating on IMDb and a respectable 79% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Due to this success, Netflix has announced the second series. It will be available to watch on October 26.
Castlevania Season 2
The first Castlevania series was based on the 1989 game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. The main character is monster hunter Trevor Belmont who lives in Wallachia. His wife is falsely accused of being a witch so gets burned to death.
This infuriates the local vampire, Count Vlad Dracula Trepes. So much so, in fact, that he calls up monsters, demons, and other creatures to kill everyone in Wallachia. Trevor Belmont's job is to stop him. He is helped in this task by Alucard, the son of Dracula and a human mother, as well as Sypha Belnades, a magician.
Here is the trailer for Castlevania Season 2:
Here is the main cast of the Netflix Castlevania television series:
• Trevor Belmont is played by Richard Armitage, an actor whose previous roles include playing a dwarf price in the movie The Hobbit
• Vlad Dracula Trepes is played by Graham McTavish who also starred in The Hobbit as well as multiple television series, including Outlander
• Alucard is played by James Callis who has acted in Bridget Jones's Diary and Battlestar Galactica
• Sypha Belnades is played by Alejandra Reynoso, a US actress who has previously acted in the children's television series Winx Club
There’s even more good news for Castlevania fans, as it is reported that season 3 of the series is already in production. Netflix hasn’t officially announced this yet, but if fans respond to the second season in a similar way to how they responded to the first, a third season is highly likely.
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