Netflix has officially renewed its Castlevania animated series for a third season. Season 3 will be the show’s longest yet, with 10 episodes of vampire-killing action (and maybe a little more Emo Dracula).
Castlevania has turned out to be the shining light of video game adaptations. While the history of bad video game movies and TV shows is long and regrettable, Castlevania proved that it can be done. You can successfully (and faithfully) adapt a video game into another medium without sacrificing what made the story and the characters in the first place.
The streaming service didn’t waste any time renewing the series for a second, 8-episode season, which dropped in Oct. 2018. While it hadn’t been confirmed by Netflix, news that there would be a Castlevania season 3 was first revealed that June by Richard Armitage, the actor who voices main protagonist Trevor Belmont.
“We’re about to record a third,” Armitage told Digital Spy in an interview. “The second season hasn’t been aired yet, but we’re about to do a third.”
Here’s everything we know about the new season thus far:
Castlevania Season 3 Release Date
Castlevania season 3 will hit Netflix on Thursday, March 5.
The official release date announcement arrived with this first poster.
Castlevania Season 3 Cast
Richard Armitage (Trevor), Graham McTavish (Dracula), Alejandra Reynoso (Sypha), and Ade M’Cormack (voice of Isaac) are all expected to return for the third season. No news on new castings just yet.
Castlevania Season 3 Story
Netflix hasn’t shared any details on what fans should expect from Castlevania season 3, although we’re fairly certain the new season will proceed without Dracula as its main antagonist. In the big battle of season 2, Trevor, Sypha, and Alucard were able to set their differences aside to defeat Dracula before the Count could destroy Wallachia with his army.
The end of season 2 saw Trevor and Alucard parting ways after their adventure, but it sounds like these two, and we assume Sypha, will join forces once again to stop a new threat. Our money is on treacherous Carmilla, who is amassing her own army to take over the world and fill the void left behind by the Count.