The cast of Netflix's Castlevania are seeing red in a new poster promoting the series' upcoming second season. Based on the popular video games by Konami, the long-running franchise details the centuries-spanning battle between the Belmont family and Count Dracula. The Netflix series, which draws inspiration primarily from the third Castlevania game, Dracula's Curse, was a surprise smash hit for the streaming service and is now widely regarded as one of the greatest adaptations of a video game storyline in any medium ever.
The plot of Netflix's Castlevania focuses on the cursed land of Wallachia, which has suffered the wrath of Count Dracula (Graham McTavish) ever since a corrupt bishop saw Dracula's wife burned as a witch. Enter Trevor Belmont (Richard Amitage) - scion of the long-banished Belmont clan, whose family's knowledge of the dark arts and history of hunting the forces of evil have made them nearly as unpopular in Wallachia as Dracula himself. Joining with a group of wanderers known as The Speakers, Trevor rescued the Speaker sorceress Sypha Belnades (Alejandra Reynoso) and joined their quest to locate the tomb of a legendary "Sleeping Soldier" it was said held the key to defeating Dracula. The season concluded with Trevor and Sypha locating the soldier and recruiting him to their cause, discovering that the "Sleeping Soldier" was Alucard (James Callis) - Dracula's half-vampire son.
NX on Netflix debuted the season 2 promotional poster, which can be viewed below. The poster depicts the titular castle of Dracula, silhouetted against a blood red moon, with Trevor, Sypha, and Alucard standing in the foreground before it.
Precious little has been said about what fans of Netflix' Castlevania can expect in the second season, beyond what was revealed in the first season 2 trailer promoting the upcoming episodes. It has been confirmed that the fan-favorite character of Hector - one of Dracula's generals who renounced his former master and his magical powers to live a simple life - will be part of the new season. Writer Warren Ellis has also confirmed that the second season will be twice as long as the first, numbering eight episodes instead of four.
Given the devout following that Netflix's Castlevania has developed among fans of horror and anime, in addition to the loyal fan base of the original games, it seems likely they'll have another monster hit on their hands when the new season is ready for streaming. Thankfully, fans will not have long to wait.
Castlevania season 2 premieres on Netflix on October 26.
Source: NX On Netflix