It’s been a long and challenging road, but Netflix’s Castlevania franchise has become a massive success. Fred Seibert acquired the rights to Konami’s hit video game franchise fourteen years ago, but as it turns out, it’s hard to acquire funding for an “ultra-violent anime-style” adaptation of a classic video game franchise. Thankfully, Netflix took a gamble on the project and released four episodes in 2017.
The short-but-sweet first season was met with critical acclaim and left fans demanding more… and Netflix agreed! Season 2, double the length of its predecessor with eight episodes, launched on Netflix late last month and was similarly praised by fans and critics. During the Summer we heard rumors that Netflix was planning a third season, and now they’ve officially confirmed it!
Castlevania‘s third season is planned to be the longest one yet, at ten episodes total. No release date has been set at this time, but we’ll likely hear more news in the coming months. It took fifteen months to produce the second season’s eight episodes, so a similar schedule would see season three debuting in early 2020, but with more experience under their belt they could potentially speed production up and release it in 2019. Keeping the launch date near Halloween again would certainly be a welcome move.