Netflix has unveiled exciting news this Friday as it announced the highly-anticipated return of “Castlevania: Nocturne,” the spinoff series from Frederator Studios’ renowned Castlevania animated show. This thrilling revelation comes as the series initially graced screens on September 28.
The upcoming season of “Castlevania: Nocturne” will spotlight Richter Belmont, a descendant of the original show’s iconic protagonists, Sypha and Trevor, alongside Maria Renard. Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous French Revolution in 1792, Netflix tantalizingly teases that this season will uncover a “never before seen origin story” for Richter.
Richter and Maria, both beloved characters from the Castlevania franchise, are renowned for their roles in “Castlevania: Rondo of Blood” and “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.”
Steering the helm as showrunner is Kevin Kolde, while the credit for the show’s creation and writing goes to Clive Bradley. Project 51 Productions spearheads production, with Powerhouse Animation providing essential production services.
Deadline, the eminent entertainment news website, had previously reported Netflix’s plans for a new series within the same universe but with a fresh ensemble of characters back in April 2021. This revelation was further substantiated when the original series’ executive producer Kevin Kolde, director Sam Deats, and assistant director Adam Deats confirmed the spinoff series was in development in June 2021.
The show’s English cast stars:
- Alejandra Reynoso as Sypha Belnades
- Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont
- Graham McTavish as Dracula
- James Callis as Alucard
- Tony Amendola as The Elder
- Emily Swallow as Lisa Tepes
The journey of the original series, which commenced with a four-episode debut on Netflix in July 2017, has been nothing short of remarkable. It continued with an electrifying eight-episode second season premiering worldwide in October 2018. Viz Media subsequently released the series on home video. The third season, comprising 10 episodes, graced screens in March 2020, and Netflix delighted fans by streaming the fourth season in May 2021, featuring another riveting set of 10 episodes.
Netflix aptly describes the series as follows:
“Inspired by the classic video games, a vampire hunter valiantly battles to rescue a besieged city from an army of otherworldly creatures, all under the nefarious control of Dracula himself.”
The series was impeccably directed by Sam Deats, with acclaimed writer Warren Ellis serving as the writer and executive producer. Notable executive producers also include Fred Seibert, Kevin Kolde, and Adi Shankar.
The Japanese voice actors headlining the dub include Ryotaro Okiayu, Shinichiro Miki, Naoya Uchida, and Ayaka Shimoyamada.
Source | Netflix’s YouTube channel