For those looking for their ultra-gory gothic horror fix, Netflix’s Castlevania series should satisfy, and its coming back with a new batch of episodes this fall.
Netflix’s Castlevania series was a surprise hit when it debuted on the streaming service last summer, but left many yearning for more due to its short season of just four episodes. Thankfully, the series was renewed shortly after its arrival, along with the announcement that the second season would be eight episodes in length. Now, the release date for season 2 has been revealed, arriving just in time for Halloween.
Initially scheduled to launch over the summer, Netflix recently announced that season 2 of Castlevania will arrive on October 26. Warren Ellis, who originally wrote the series as a direct-to-video film, will return as writer for season 2. Sam Deats will also return as director for the series with Adi Shankar, Fred Seibert, and Kevin Kolde serving as producers.
Not only will we witness new episodes this fall, but there are reports that a third season was greenlit as well. During an exclusive with Digital Spy, Richard Armitage, who voices Trevor Belmont in the series, mentioned that, “the second season hasn’t aired yet, but we’re about to do a third.” Netflix made no official comment on the existence of a third season in the works, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility. The show has garnered positive reviews from critics, and its short seasons that can be binged in one sitting will definitely leave fans craving for more. It would be of little surprise if Netflix renews the series for a third season shortly after the second arrives.
The series is loosely based on the NES video game from Konami, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, and follows Trevor Belmont, a disgraced monster hunter who fights against Dracula and his minions. The series features voice acting by Alejandra Reynoso, James Callis, Graham McTavish, and Richard Armitage. Season 2 of Netflix’s Castlevania will land on the streaming service on October 26, 2018.