Netflix have announced the second season of Castlevania, and have confirmed it will launch on 26 October. Originally planned to be released in summer, the launch date was pushed back to later in the year, probably because Netlfix wanted the release to be close to Halloween, which is a smart move by producers considering the show's dark tone.
Netflix are expecting the second season to build upon the success of season one and have doubled the amount of episodes they will be releasing from four to eight.
Season 2 was announced at Anime Expo, during the Netflix <3AnimePanel. Castlevania was originally a video game before being adapted into a TV show by Netflix, which was an immediate but surprising success.
The new season was first teased last week when a newly created Castlevania Twitter account tweeted a gif portraying a scene from the new season.
The series follows monster hunter Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage), whose goal is to protect civilians from the infamous vampire Vlad Dracula Tepe (Graham McTavish), the show's main antagonist, who is out for revenge after his wife was burned at the stake for falsely being accused of witchcraft.
Writer Warren Ellis expressed his excitement for the new season in a somewhat matter-of-fact style over Twitter, saying: "Castlevania, season 2. Eight Episodes. October 26, only on Netflix." The show's Twitter page also posted some pictures of the new season, which doesn't show us much, but is definitely enough to excite fans of the show.
Many fans barely finished the first season before they started demanding a follow up, luckily for them Netflix didn't keep them in the dark too long after the initial teaser for season 2.
Also, more good news was released for fans of the show as a third season will soon start production, with recording sessions being held some time before the second season will air.
In an interview with Digital Spy, Trevor Belmont reportedly broke the news. "The second season hasn't been aired yet, but we're about to do a third," he said.
All of the first seasons primary contributors seem to be reprising their roles including, voice actors Richard Armitage, Graham McTavish, James Callis, and Alejandra Reynoso.
Also, Warren Ellis and Adi Shankar will be reprising their roles as writer and show runner, respectively. Which is good news for fans as many consider the shows writing to be a major contributor to its success.
Words: Benjamin Fullerd
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