Yesterday we reported that a new Castlevania series was making its way to Netflix. Rumors were swirling around what type of show it would be and who was involved. We have more clarification today from IGN, who spoke with producer Adi Shankar and confirmed that the new show will be an adaptation of Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, the popular 8-bit NES game from Konami. He added:
“This is very much Castlevania done in the vein of Game of Thrones,” Shankar said of the project, noting that Warren Ellis, who wrote the series and is on board as a producer, “added so much depth to the material.” Dracula’s Curse followed Trevor Belmont as he fought to stop Dracula from ravaging Europe in the 1400’s. Those fighting with him included Alucard, Dracula’s son.
“[The series is] going to be R-rated as f***,” Shankar said of the series’ level of violence, as many entries in Konami’s game series were rated M for mature due to blood and violence. Shankar’s discussion of the series’ more adult aims reconfirms a 2015 interview in which he said the show would be “America’s first animated series for adults.” At the time, Shankar, who has produced Dredd, The Grey, and more, said Akira, Ghost in the Shell, and Young Justice were among the series inspiring the Castlevania series’ art design.
I must admit this does sound intriguing and could be a cool project to watch. I’m interested in seeing how it all turns out. Be sure to swing by IGN for a few more details.