Netflix is making an “R-rated as f***” Castlevania animated series

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Everything Netflix touches seems to turn to gold lately. Thanks to an initiative to create a hell of a lot more original programming, Netflix has rolled out shows such as House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black and Narcos to massive success. My favourite out of the lot however? Voltron: Legendary Defender. Combining nostalgia with slick animation, Voltron is Netflix’s first attempt at animation pulled off beautifully.

And they’re dipping back into that genre and video games, as they’ll be cracking a whip towards producing an animated Castlevania series. Produced by Adi Shankar and legendary comic book writer Warren Ellis, Netflix describes the series as focusing on the legendary vampire hunting clan the Belmonts as “the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself”.

Unlike Voltron however, Castlevania won’t be afraid to shed some blood. “This is very much Castlevania done in the vein of Game of Thrones,” Shankar said to IGN, describing how Ellis’ script (which was based on Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse) “added so much depth to the material.”

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[The series is] going to be R-rated as f***. This is going to be the best f*****g video game adaptation we’ve had to date.

Over on Shankar’s FaceBook page, he mentioned how season one would drop later this year, with a second season sometime in 2018. And hot damn, I think this adaptation is in good hands. Shankar’s got a reputation for ballsy projects, while Warren Ellis has always been one of the very best writers in any genre in any medium at any tme. Throw in experienced hands such as Kevin Kolde, and Fred Seibert’s Frderator Studios into the mix and you’ve got a project which might be worth sinking your fangs into.

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Last Updated: February 9, 2017

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  • PurplePariah

    Will this series also be subject to cock cycles then?

    • MonsterCheddar

      Geoff will probably work it in somewhere.

  • Will they eat wall chicken?

  • Original Heretic

    Warren Ellis!? Oh hell yeah! Need to watch this then! His writing is sublime!
    I’m using so many exclamation marks! But I don’t care! Warren Ellis!!

  • After Santa Clarita Diet I am fully convinced Netflix knows what they are doing.

    • MonsterCheddar

      I agree. I enjoyed that show immensely.

  • Nikola

    This could be amazing!! Hope they do it right!

  • Skyblue

    Shankar’s work is sublime, Judge Dredd Superfiend was amazing. This is gonna rock so hard!! Amped!!

  • Peter Pan

    I am actually excited about the future of Netflix. Many of their original programming is quite darn good (can’t say much about the movies though), and if they continue catering to the crowd that will eat up superhero and comic adaptations, then I’m sold! Netflix will become as necessary to me as an Internet Connection – you can’t live without an IC!

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