The first trailer for Castlevania season 2 is now online. After spending years stuck in development hell, moving between being a movie and TV show, the animated Castlevania series - based primarily on Konami's 1989 video game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - debuted on Netflix and quickly became one of the highest-rated video game adaptations of all-time, including movie adaptations.
Starring Richard Armitage as Richard Belmont, James Callis as Alucard, Graham McTavish as Dracula, and more, Netflix's Castlevania is perhaps the best narrative retelling of the Castlevania video games in the franchise's 32-year history. After season 1 concluded last year, fans have been anxiously awaiting new content - and that will finally come later this year when season 2 releases in October. But before that, audiences can get their first real look at Castlevania season 2 by checking out the first trailer.
Executive producer Adi Shankar debuted the first trailer for Castlevania season 2 at AsiaPOP Comic-Con last night, and now he has released the trailer online for the rest of the world to see. You can check it out in the section above.
As viewers can see in the above trailer, the new season will continue to follow Dracula's descent into darkness following the death of his wife, which will make for an even more intriguing narrative and perhaps interesting encounters with Belmont. While the series was well-reviewed in its first season, one of the most common criticisms is that the final three episodes didn't live up to the expectations laid out by the series premiere. But it's worth noting that season 1 ended in such a way that the creative team behind Castlevania appear to have a plan that will unfold over at least two more seasons.
While Castlevania season 2 has yet to release on Netflix, it appears that season 3 is already in production. Netflix hasn't officially announced a third season yet, but Armitage confirmed in June that he and the rest of the cast were already recording dialogue for the season. However, that doesn't mean audiences should expect to see season 3 anytime soon. It has already been over a year since season 1 aired and season 2 still isn't out, but with season 3 already underway, it's possible that that time span between season 2 and season 3 will be shorter than it was between the first two seasons. Unfortunately, that's something that fans will just have to wait and see what happens.
Castlevania season 2 returns on Netflix on October 26.
Source: Adi Shankar