Earlier this week came the announcement that Netflix is developing a “Castlevania” animated TV series to be released later this year. Now “Dredd” and “The Grey” producer Adi Shankar has spoken about the project with Collider, saying the series has a “Game of Thrones vibe to it”.
The 31-year-old video game series follows Belmont clan’s battle with Dracula, which has been ongoing for centuries. The series sees Shankar teaming with “Adventure Time” executive producer Fred Seibert and famed comic author Warren Ellis (“Planetary,” “Transmetropolitan”).
Shankar says it will break the streak of bad video game adaptations: “I’m personally guaranteeing that this is going to be the best f–king video game adaptation ever made to date. I’ve seen it, and it’s f–king amazing.” The new show is reportedly very violent, akin to the likes of “Akira,” HBO’s “Spawn” and “Young Justice”.
Ellis reportedly wrote everything – two four-part seasons, with each episode being 30 minutes long: “You know how most TV shows have writers rooms and stuff? This one doesn’t. Warren just wrote all the scripts. It’s totally his voice. He’s amazing.”
The first season of “Castlevania” hits the streaming service later this year. The second in 2018.