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Netflix's Castlevania Animated Series Renewed For 8-Episode 2nd Season

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st 4-episode season premiered worldwide on Friday

Netflix announced on Friday that Adi Shankar's Castlevania animated series is getting a second season that will have eight episodes. The first four-episode season premiered worldwide on Netflix on Friday.

Netflix also began streaming the animated show's opening movie on Friday.

The Texas-based animation studio Powerhouse Animation Studios produced the opening sequence.

The show's English cast stars:

The Japanese dub cast stars Ryotaro Okiayu, Shinichiro Miki, Naoya Uchida, and Ayaka Shimoyamada.

The series follows "the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself."

Producer Adi Shankar announced in 2015 that he was working with Fred Seibert and Kevin Kolde of Frederator Studios on an animated mini-series based on Konami's Castlevania game series. In particular, the story is based on the 1989 NES/Famicom game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. The game is set in 1476, and Dracula has Europe under his grip. Trevor Belmont journeys in an attempt to defeat Dracula, and enlists the sorceress Sypha Belnades, the pirate Grant Danasty, and Dracula's own half-vampire son, Alucard.

Shankar announced on Wednesday that his next project would be an "anime" based on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed video game series.

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