Hype Train: Castlevania TV Series on Netflix

Start that video at 1 Hour 4 Minutes. You will not be disappointed. Also shoutouts to The Adventures of Duane and Brando, who produced my favorite Castlevania themed music both together and solo. Also the Megas, with their band, The Belmonts. Their tracks were chilling and just damn wonderful. Click the links. Do it!

I know, calling it a “TV Series”, when it’s Netflix only is silly. But that’s not what we’re here to talk about. Instead, we’re going to bloody talk about how damn excited I am for this. Though my official words on the Castlevania TV series are “cautiously optimistic”, the more I think about it, and the more I find out about the people working on it, the more my excitement grows, until it’s an unstoppable fever pitch of madness. This is the biggest quote concerning it, the one that makes me pretty positive about a Castlevania Series. From Adi Shankar, “Breaking News: I’m producing a super violent Castlevania mini-series with my homies Fred Seibert and 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.” This was back in August, 2015. Though from what I understand, it’s been in talks, a Castlevania series that is, all the way back in 2005. We don’t really know anything about it, but goddamn I wish I did.

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From The Amazing Brando’s “Castlevania 3” tracks.

What series will it take place in? Will each season [if we get multiple seasons] take place in a different era? Who is going to play the titular Belmont? Which damn Belmont will we get? Simon? Trevor? One of the less known, less important ones [looking at you, Sega Genesis title]? Or what if we get. . . Alucard? Could it be based on Symphony of the Night? As the Castlevania series has gone on, we’ve gotten more and more weird [and if you ask me, unwanted] characters that stray from the Belmont line. Or if they’re Belmonts, they are not the manly, badass, chiseled jaw Vampire slayers that I’m familiar with. But it’s going to be violent, dark, satirical, and the Vampire program/show we’ve direly needed. Oh, we also know that Warren Ellis wrote the first season, so that’s good! I need a release date, I need a cast. I have a lot of needs and wants for this! Please, Adi. I beg of you. Make it dark, but kind of funny. It’s got to have something clever and snarky about the Belmont to make it really fun. Bear in mind the last time we had a Belmont on TV was Captain N: The Game Master. And that’s not the legacy we need.

What do you guys think? Excited? Have ideas/dreams of who should be cast as what? Should Colton sing the theme, “Go Go Alucard, Yeah!” for it? I’m curious what your thoughts are!

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  • Herschel Pilcher III

    Every time you mention Captain N… it just adds another year onto the life of .. that creature with a whip… and no one wants that-icus.

    Like five people have messaged me to tell me about this story. I withhold my enthusiasm until something concrete is provided. Then I will by several tickets to the hype train. FIRST FUCKING CLASS..

    But until such time. I will remain hopeful but skeptical.

  • Mike Guzman

    The Castlevania universe is so rich it could start anywhere 😀 I have high hopes for this one

  • Endathel

    Knowing very little about the lore this excites me, sadly i never really played them much, but I’ve wanted to! Also is not silly to call it a full fledged series cause it is on Netflix! They make so much money now they even have marvel series. Good ones at that!

    • Ragachak

      No, calling it a “TV series” is silly. Because it’s not on TV. Unless it’s on a Roku/Amazon stick. But it’s not on syndicated/cable TV, so calling it a TV series sounds weird.

      • Endathel

        Id argue that most people watch Netflix on a t.v. and that their subscriber numbers rival cable subscribers, the part that makes the argument hard to make is that Netflix doesn’t release episodes on intervals they lump sum that shit lol but potayto potahto