Netflix has ordered a second season of the new videogame-inspired original animated series Castlevania, doubling the episode package to eight for the new batch. The dark, violent and deliciously occult cartoon is the first proprietary production of Frederator Studios under the WOW! Unlimited Media umbrella.
Based on the classic Konami games, the animated Castlevania is written by best-selling author and comic-book icon Warren Ellis. The dark medieval fantasy follows the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes himself.
“Castlevania has been a world icon for 30 years. WOW! and Frederator are honored to have the privilege of bringing it to life as an entertainment series that will continue its story for years to come,” commented Fred Seibert, Chief Creative Officer of WOW! Unlimited Media and CEO of Frederator Networks & Frederator Studios.
The cast features the voices of Graham McTavish (The Hobbit, Outlander) as Dracula, Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy) as Trevor Belmont, James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) as Alucard, Emily Swallow (Supernatural) as Lisa, Matt Frewer (Orphan Black) as The Bishop, Tony Amendola (Annabelle) as The Elder and Alejandra Reynoso (G.I. Joe: Renegades) as Sypha Belnades.
Ellis executive produces with Seibert, Kevin Kolde, Adi Shankar. Production services are provided by Austin, Texas based Powerhouse Animation with Brad Graeber supervising producer, Jason Williams as producer, and Sam Deats as director.