Castlevania season 2 executive producer Adi Shankar confirms that fan-favorite video game character Hector will be joining the animated series. The Castlevania video game franchise from Konami is arguably one of the most influential titles in the history of the medium, which is why it was a prime candidate to be adapted in various other media forms, such as comics, film, and eventually, television. However, the creative team behind the adaptations struggled over the years with the latter two.
A Castlevania TV show finally debuted last year on Netflix, becoming one of the highest-rated video game adaptations of all-time - in film or on television - and it looks like the compelling narrative established in the first season will continue in the second season. However, it seems that a new player will be joining the fold in the new season, whose story could become a central point in Trevor Belmont's (Richard Armitage) quest to defend his homeland from Dracula (Graham McTavish).
Adi Shankar posted an image of Hector online, thus confirming that the fan-favorite character from the video game Castlevania: Curse of Darkness will be appearing in the second season of Netflix's Castlevania. Take a look:
For those that don't know or who have never played the Curse of Darkness video game, Hector was one of Dracula's former allies - his general, to be exact - who eventually betrayed his master and fled after he was tasked with killing Trevor Belmont. Being a Devil Forgemaster (a human who has mastered the dark arts), Hector was an incredibly powerful individual. But after he defected from Dracula's ranks, he renounced his powers and decided to live a simple village life. Of course, he doesn't stay away for long as, in typical entertainment fashion, a tragedy draws him back into the fold.
It'll be interesting to see how his story unfolds in Castlevania season 2, if he will even have a major role or simply appear sporadically throughout the upcoming season only to return for more episodes in season 3. It's possible that Hector's journey will start somewhere close to the beginning in season 2, so that the creative team behind the animated series can explore his fall in its entirety. But then again, there's a lot more to look forward to in season 2. Update: Another thing that Shankar has been teasing is Dracula's family, including Alucard (below), though it's unclear what exactly he's teasing as Castlevania season 2 hasn't released as of yet.
Source: Adi Shankar