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Castlevania - What is Netflix? A miserable pile of streaming!

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Well this is a bit out of nowhere.





There aren’t any dang details about it but, at some point this year, we’ll get the chance to watch somebody from Castlevania’s Belmont family fighting bloodsuckers.

Netflix has been holding an event today where it’s announcing the bulk of its upcoming programming slate. Nestled in the press release was this:

Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 Coming to Netflix in 2017

This is literally all we know for sure at the moment, but the project is likely the same one that’s been reported as being in development from Frederator Networks (Adventure Time) and producer Adi Shankar, who was behind that gritty Power Rangers short back in 2015. On an episode of the Nick Animation podcast late last year, Seibert said that Frederator was ramping up on an unnamed video game project. His words, as per Slashfilm transcription:

We have a project right now that we’re doing that needs to go unnamed, based on one of the most world-famous video games of the last 30 years, that we’ve had in our shop for 12 years without being able to get it started. But there were great characters and a great story, and eventually we got it going.

Prior to that, Shankar had said he’d be doing work on a Castlevania series with Seibert.

So, signs seem to point that the Netflix show is this Seibert/Shankar collaboration. An article up on The Globe and Mail reports that Warren Ellis has done the writing for the show’s first season. We’ll have to wait for more official details to be 100% sure and will update if they come through.




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Watched this earlier. It's very odd. Reminded me of a grindhouse version of the Hugh Jackman Van Helsing. Visually it's fine; albeit pretty generic anime style. But the dialogue is full of riduculous swearing - House of the Dead Overkill levels. Makes it tough to take seriously at times. Worth watching though, especially as the 'season' is only 4 episodes long. Worth it just for Trevor Belmont saying 'Will you leave my testicles alone' during a bar fight anyway.

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I thought it was a bit choppy and disconnected. By the time I started getting interested, it was over. I'd rather have seen these 4 eps released together as episode 1 of 4. I did enjoy it though and I will be watching S2

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It was alright, the Dracula parts were amazing but everything else felt a little light. It's ground covered by anime quite a lot and they've got to up their game if they're going for this 80s syle series. Felt like a pilot - to be honest if they just left it at the Dracula story and called it a pilot I think we'd all walk away a bit more satisfied.

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