Written by best-selling author and comic book legend Warren Ellis and inspired by the classic video game series from Japan’s Konami, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy that follows the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes himself. The voice cast includes Graham McTavish (The Hobbit, Outlander, Preacher) as Dracula, Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy) as Trevor Belmont, James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) as Alucard, Emily Swallow (Supernatural) as Lisa, Matt Frewer (Orphan Black) as The Bishop, Tony Amendola (Annabelle) as The Elder and Alejandra Reynoso (G.I. Joe: Renegades) as Sypha Belnades.
Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Adi Shankar and Fred Seibert are executive producers. Production services are provided by Austin, Texas based Powerhouse Animation with Brad Graeber supervising producer, Jason Williams as producer, and Sam Deats as director.
The series, which is based on Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, only has four episodes, each spanning anywhere from 23 to 30 minutes in length. A second season has already been ordered. The series brings a mature and adult approach to storytelling and the faithfulness of the adaptation, which does not hold back on the level of violence. Season 1 hit netflix today.
Dracula's army attacks scene: