Castlevania is one of the most cherished video game series ever created. And it just so happens also to have one of the best screen adaptations thanks to Netflix and showrunner Adi Shankar. Last week, Netflix revealed the release date for the show’s third season alongside a new poster. Now, we have a trailer to get us even more excited. Check it out below, but beware of spoilers for Season 2.
The first two seasons followed three unlikely heroes as they sought to destroy Dracula, who was waging war on the entirety of humanity. Through terrifying monsters and formidable foes, Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades, and Alucard were successful. However, putting an end to Dracula didn’t mean putting an end to his forces. Vicious creatures from Hell still roam the world, and the vampiress Carmilla won’t be sleeking away to the shadows just because her master has been defeated. The third season of Castlevania will see the heroes dealing with the outcome of their victory.
The show is based on the Konami game series of the same name. The first game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986. Castlevania has appeared on over a dozen different consoles over the course of more than 20 games. They even helped inspire an entire subgenre of video games. And it’s honestly remarkable that its adaptation has been so well-received. This is especially nice, seeing as how so many other video game adaptations fail to capture what makes their source material interesting. The show has been praised by both fans and critics alike for taking elements from the video games and utilizing them in its narrative. And it has done so in violently glorious fashion.
Castlevania stars Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) as Trevor Belmont, James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) as Alucard, and Alejandra Reynoso as Sypha. The third season will premiere on Netflix on March 5th, 2020.