Castlevania brings its angst-ridden vampire drama saga the place it actually belongs: binge-friendly TV.
A Castlevania sequence will air on Netflix this yr, the streaming service has introduced.
May I direct the courtroom’s consideration to exhibit A: Frederator, the animation studio accountable for Adventure Time, has lengthy held the rights to Castlevania.
Exhibit B is a remark from Frederator boss Fred Siebert on the Nick Animation podcast, wherein he says the crew is engaged on a venture “based on one of the most world-famous video games of the last 30 years”, which Frederator has “had in our shop for 12 years without being able to get it started” and at last acquired off the bottom someday earlier than December 2016.
For Exhibit C we glance additional again in time to a Facebook put up from Adi Shankar a prolific govt producer whose credit embrace The Grey, Dredd, Lone Survivor and a sequence of “bootleg universe” internet shorts comparable to Power/Rangers and Dirty Laundry.
“I’m producing a super violent Castlevania mini-series with my homies Fred Seibert and Kevin Klonde,” Shankar stated, in all probability auto-correcting on Frederator govt producer Kevin Kolde.
“It’s going to be dark, satirical, and after a decade of propaganda it will flip the vampire sub-genre on its head.”
Given that Siebert is concerned, we count on Castlevania to be animated – hopefully in a method paying homage to the attractive illustrations Ayami Kojima has produced for the sequence through the years. Certainly Canada’s Globe Mail reviews WoW Unlimited, Frederator’s mum or dad firm, is concerned, and that comics author Warren Ellis wrote the sequence.
This final exhibit conflicts with Shankar’s feedback, because the article describes Wow Unlimited’s as proprietor Michael Hirsh’s “next venture into kids programming”. Possibly Hirsh’s definition of “kid” is one thing extra like “youth” – or probably Shankar’s ambitions needed to be tamped all the way down to get monetary backing for the venture.