It looks like there’s gonna be a Castlevania TV series coming out way soon, and seeing as Konami seem to want to discontinue to game series, we couldn’t be happier that the franchise is gonna live on in some capacity.
Last year, we reported that the awesome Adi Shankar was working on what he referred to as a “super violent Castlevania mini-series” alongside “Adventure Time” producer Fred Seibert. There were no updates since, until Seibert mentioned the following on a Nickelodeon podcast (thanks to Indiewire for pointing it out):
We have a project 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.
Now, although he didn’t specifically mention Castlevania, it logically seems to be the franchise that he’s referring to, given what we know so far. Shankar then pretty much confirmed that the speculation was correct in the following Facebook post:
I asked in the comments if he was referring to the Castlevania series, and Mr Shankar very kindly gave my comment a like. So yeah, it’s happening.
The Castlevania franchise follows the Belmont family of vampire hunters as they do battle with Dracula and his minions. To date, over 20 million games in the series have been sold.