One of the greatest injustices dealt to mankind is that Netflix, Sam Deats, Warren Willis and Powerhouse Animations give us only a single season of Castlevania, with a mere 4 episodes. Certainly, the series is near perfect and what fans of the Konami staple series hoped for, but to make such a strong series–which was in production hell for years–and end the first season so abruptly is criminal! Put a stake through our hearts, won’t you?…
We’ve all been waiting on the edge of our seats since July 7, 2017 when season 1 aired, but now we can expect when Dracula will unleash his minions once more!
The day has come, and like a symphony to our ears, Castlevania season 2 has been officially announced (as reported by CNET). Trevor Belmont and crew will be returning to combat Dracula’s hordes in season 2 on October 26th, 2018, as confirmed by John Derderian (director of Japan and global anime)!
Additionally, the new season will be 8 episodes, and made by the O.G. cast from season 1; meaning Sam Deats will direct, Warren Ellis will be writing; Powerhouse Animations will animate; and Adi Shankar will serve as executive producer.
If it seemed like this announcement couldn’t get any better, the voice cast from the first series–Richard Armitage (Trevor Belmont), James Callis (Alucard), and Alejandra Reynoso (Sypha Belnades)–will be returning to take up their characters once again.
While this may also be a spoiler for the next season, Trevor Belmont voice actor Armitage confirmed that production is already in progress for a season 3 as well! I suppose that means Trevor makes it out of season 3 alive, but no complaints in the slightest from myself!
Along with Castlevania season 2 (and 3) news, Netflix has also announced its anime adaptation of everyone’s favorite kaiju fighting humanoid alien, Ultraman! Nerdist reports that Production I.G. (The End of Evangelion and Patlabor) are teaming up with Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed Alpha) to bring the CGI anime Ultraman in 2019.
The series is set to adapt the sequel to the original Ultraman series, following the story of Ultraman’s son as he defends the earth from malevolent alien forces.
If you’re wanting to get more on hordes of demons and evil forces beyond the stars, you can check our article covering the Doom: Eternal trailer!