Netflix had previously announced that the release date for this final season would fall on May 13th of this year. The season will have a 10-episode run, as it did for the third season that premiered in March 2020. Entertainment news site Deadline has also reported that Netflix might be eyeing a new series set in an expanded universe of the Castlevania series with a new cast of characters.
The first season premiered worldwide on Netflix back in July 2017. With a short and punchy 4-episode run, the series was an instant success and was followed up with a second season released by Netflix in October 2018. This second season kept audiences excited with an 8-episode run. Viz Media has released the entire series thus far on home video.
Netflix describes the series as follows:
“A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly beasts controlled by Dracula himself. Inspired by the classic video games.”
They also mentioned that Warren Ellis will be the writer and executive producer of the new Castlevania season and that Sam Deats will be directing it. All other executive producers for the new season will be Fred Seibert, Kevin Kolde, and the creator, Adi Shankar.
The confirmed voice cast returning to the series for the final season are as follows:
- Graham McTavish as Dracula
- Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont
- James Callis as Alucard
- Alejandra Reynoso as Sypha Belnades
- Emily Swallow as Lisa Tepes
- Tony Amendola as The Elder
The Japanese dub cast returning are Ryotaro Okiayu, Shinichiro Miki, Naoya Uchida, and Ayaka Shimoyamada.
The series first came around when Adi Shankar, known for work on Dredd (2012) and The Grey (2011), announced in 2015 that he was working with Fred Seibert and Kevin Kolde of Frederator Studios (known for their work on Adventure Time, Bee, and Puppy Cat). The story of the Castlevania series is loosely based on the 1989 NES game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse.
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