Late last year, we heard word of a new television project from Fred Seibert, one of the executive producers of The Fairly OddParents and Adventure Time, among many other cartoons. Seibert said that this project is based around “one of the most world famous video games of the last 30 years,” leading many to speculate which franchise he had in mind. After doing some digging around the internet, we hypothesized that the cartoon would be based on Castlevania. It looks like we were right.
Netflix has made quite a name for itself in recent years with their quality original programming. During an event today, Netflix announced its slate of upcoming productions. Tucked away in a press release was a quiet announcement, stating only “Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 Coming to Netflix in 2017.” No further details were revealed in this release, but an article on The Globe and Mail indicates that comic book author Warren Ellis wrote the script for this season.
Fred Seibert is joined by Kevin Kolde from Frederator Studios as well as Adi Shankar (who produced the Power Rangers short film in 2015) for this project. Shankar previously stated that he was working on a super violent, dark, and satirical Castlevania series with Seibert and Kolde, so this comes as no real surprise.
I’m personally excited to see how this project turns out. Castlevania is a franchise near and dear to my heart, so I have high hopes for this venture. I know I can’t wait to get more information about this series! How do you feel about it? Do you think the Castlevania TV series will be worth your time, or is it just an attempt to bank off of a popular franchise?