Netflix has ordered a ten-episode third season of its animated medieval fantasy series “Castlevania” based on the classic Konami video games. The order comes as the second season just started streaming last week.
Penned by author Warren Ellis, the series follows Trevor (Richard Armitage), the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, who is trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of the grief-maddened Vlad Dracula Tepes (Graham McTavish) and his sinister vampire war council. James Callis, Emily Swallow, Matt Frewer and Tony Amendola also voice roles.
The series has launched to a surprising amount of acclaim, pulling in a 71/100 on Metacritic and an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes for its first season. Its RT score rose to a stellar 100% for its second season, with fans frequently calling this the best screen adaptation of a video game to date.
Critically far less acclaimed is the multi-camera comedy “The Ranch” which Netflix has renewed for a fourth season. The series debuted the ten episode first half of its third season in June, with the ten-episode second half yet to be scheduled.
The fourth season will consist of another twenty episodes. Ashton Kutcher, Sam Elliott, Debra Winger, and Elisha Cuthbert star. Danny Masterson previously starred but exited the show last December after multiple women came forward to accuse him of rape.