Heads up, video game fans. It turns out we may have an unexpected dark horse hit us sooner than we expected, as Netflix has recently (and quietly) announced that they will be releasing a series based on the hit video game series, Castlevania.
The announcement came via a Netflix press release listing a whole host of shows, most of which were extra seasons of continuing shows (via io9). Nestled within the ink was the following:
"Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 Coming to Netflix in 2017"
If you’ll recall, some time ago producer Adi Shankar — who executive produced the crazy cool Dredd remake in 2012, and produced that kickass Power/Rangers short that hit the net bang back in 2015 — announced that he was developing the series with Frederator's founder Fred Seibert and Kevin Klonde.
Naturally, one would assume that this Castlevania project would be the one referenced in this Netflix press release, and we reached out to Shankar for confirmation that he was still involved in the project, to which he responded with a resounding:
“f**k yea =). It’s awesome.”
Shankar also updated his official Facebook page to comment on the news, which read:
Castlevania is a Netflix Original Series with Season 1 launching in 2017 and Season 2 in 2018. Furthermore, I personally guarantee that it will end the streak and be the western world’s first good video game adaptation.”
You hear that? Shots fired. Shankar guarantees it will end the curse of video game adaptations. We’d judge, but Shankar’s record speaks for itself. Let’s hope the series will live up to its amazing source material.