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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

No, you didn’t misread that. Castlevania‘s short, four-episode first season hit Netflix last year, and soon after that, the second season was greenlit. Now, Digital Spy is reporting that, ahead of its second season’s premiere (a season that runs eight episodes), Castlevania has already been given the go-ahead for a third-season.

This news came courtesy of Richard Armitage, who plays the role of Trevor Belmont in the animated series, who said the following to the outlet.

“We’re about to record a third. The second season hasn’t been aired yet, but we’re about to do a third.”

Sadly, we don’t even know when we can expect the second season to launch on the streaming platform, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we were looking at a late 2019 date. Animation is no easy feat, and things can take quite a bit of manpower and money to make into a reality.

Netflix has made no official comment on the series getting renewed, but Armitage did give a little taste as to what fans can expect in the eventual second season, saying:

“The son of Dracula [Adrian Tepes, voiced by James Callis] and my character get much more collaborative. I think that’s one of the most exciting things, they start to really work together.”

As the name implies, Castlevania is based on the long-running video game series of the same name. The first season, while no classic, was a solid and entertaining series, but more than anything, it felt like just a flavor of what’s to come. Now that Netflix has committed to a couple more seasons, I hope we can get into some real character-building and mythology that can make for a more memorable series.

Armitage himself would love to see a live-action of the show happen.

“I feel like it would make the most brilliant live-action piece. It’s slightly anarchic and humorous – we don’t often see vampire heroics in that vein. One day, maybe.”

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SOURCE: Digital Spy

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.