After the warm reception of the totally binge-worthy four-part Castlevania series, which launched on Netflix last July, fans have been eagerly awaiting further installments. Now in a succinct Twitter announcement, series writer/EP and comic-book legend Warren Ellis has revealed that the second season of eight episodes is coming some time this summer.
— Wᴀʀʀᴇɴ Eʟʟɪs (@warrenellis) January 19, 2018
Inspired by the hit Konami game franchise launched in 1986, Castlevania follows a rugged but ruthless young hero, the last of the Belmont clan, as he fights to rid his homeland of the threat posed by a very ticked off Vlad Dracula Tepes (Graham McTavish). Series one left off with Trevor Belmont (voiced by Richard Armitage) and talented magic user Sypha (Alejandra Reynoso) uncovering the motive behind the legendary vampire’s quest for vengeance, and forming an unlikely allyship to stop him. The voice cast for S1 also features James Callis (Alucard), Tony Amendola (The Elder), Matt Frewer (The Bishop) and Emily Swallow (Lisa Tepes).
Castlevania is produced by Frederator Studios (part of WOW Unlimited Media), with Ellis, Fred Seibert, Kevin Kolde and Adi Shankar as executive producers. Production services are provided by Austin-based Powerhouse Animation under supervising producer Brad Graeber, producer Jason Williams, and director Sam Deats.