Castlevania Animated Show Gets New Spinoff Series Featuring Richter Belmont, Maria Renard
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Executive producer Kevin Kolde, director Sam Deats, and assistant director Adam Deats of Adi Shankar's Castlevania animated series revealed during Netflix's Geeked Week livestream on Friday that the show is getting a new spinoff series, and it is in the works. The new series will star Richter Belmont (a descendant of the original show's protagonists Sypha and Trevor) and Maria Renard. The series will be set in France during the French Revolution in 1792.
Richter and Maria are protagonists in the Castlevania: Rondo of Blood game, and they also appear in other games in the series including Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
Entertainment news website Deadline reported in April that Netflix was eyeing a new series set in the same universe with a new cast of characters.
Netflix streamed the fourth season of the original series on May 13. The season had 10 episodes.
The first four-episode season premiered worldwide on Netflix in July 2017. The second eight-episode season premiered worldwide on Netflix in October 2018. Viz Media has released the series on home video. The third season premiered in March 2020 with 10 episodes.
Netflix describes the series:
A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly beasts controlled by Dracula himself. Inspired by the classic video games.
Sam Deats directed the series, Warren Ellis was the writer and executive producer, and other executive producers include Shankar, Fred Seibert, and Kevin Kolde.
The show's English cast stars:
- Graham McTavish as Dracula
- Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont
- James Callis as Alucard
- Alejandra Reynoso as Sypha Belnades
- Emily Swallow as Lisa Tepes
- Tony Amendola as The Elder
The Japanese dub cast stars Ryotaro Okiayu, Shinichiro Miki, Naoya Uchida, and Ayaka Shimoyamada.
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.
Update: Corrected info on Richter. Thanks, HAL14.
Source: Netflix Geeked Week's livestream
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