Netflix has officially renewed its Castlevania animated series for a third season. Season 3 will be the show’s longest yet, with 10 episodes of vampire-killing action (and maybe a little more Emo Dracula).
Castlevania has turned out to be the shining light of video game adaptations. While the history of bad video game movies and TV shows is long and regrettable, Castlevania proved that it can be done. You can successfully (and faithfully) adapt a video game into another medium without sacrificing what made the story and the characters in the first place.
The streaming service didn’t waste any time renewing the series for a second, 8-episode season, which dropped in October. While it hadn’t been confirmed by Netflix, news that there would be a Castlevania season 3 was first revealed last June by Richard Armitage, the actor who voices main protagonist Trevor Belmont.
“We’re about to record a third,” Armitage told Digital Spy in an interview. “The second season hasn’t been aired yet, but we’re about to do a third.”
Armitage didn’t share much more about the third season, but he did hint at what fans should expect from the show’s second season, specifically how Trevor and Alucard’s relationship might play out.
“The son of Dracula [Adrian Tepes, voiced by James Callis] and my character get much more collaborative,” Armitage said. “I think that’s one of the most exciting things, they start to really work together.”
Indeed, Trevor and Alucard’s first meeting was a bit turbulent. After all, Trevor is a member of a long line of vampire hunters and Alucard is a vampire, but they were able to set their differences aside to defeat Dracula before the Count could destroy Wallachia with his army. The end of season 2 saw Trevor and Alucard parting ways after their adventure, but it sounds like these two, and we assume Sypha, will join forces once again to stop a new threat. Our money is on treacherous Carmilla.
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about Castlevania seasons 3!