The second season of Castlevania has bagged itself a ballpark return date.
The fantasy series will return to Netflix in summer 2018, as confirmed by show writer Warren Ellis on Twitter.
“FAQ: people keep asking, so I guess word didn’t get around?” He said. “We’re coming back this summer, for eight episodes, from Netflix.”
— Wᴀʀʀᴇɴ Eʟʟɪs (@warrenellis) 2018年1月19日
As well as returning to screens relatively quickly after debuting on Netflix in July 2017, Castlevania season two will also feature double the number of episodes of its four-part predecessor.
The eight-episode second run will see vampire hunter Trevor Belmont (voiced by Richard Armitage) return as he fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly creatures controlled by Dracula.
Graham McTavish will also be back as Dracula, as will Alejandra Reynoso (as the powerfully magic Sypha Belnades) and James Callis as Alucard (Dracula’s son).
After negotiating the series through development hell for 10 years before it debuted on Netflix, Ellis will also be back in the driver’s seat, so it’s in good hands.
The first season of Castlevania debuted last Summer. The season one arc told the story of down-and-out vampire killer Trevor Belmont, who is forced to step up his monster-hunting game when darkness envelopes the cursed European town of Wallachia.
It was a pretty good show. Telling a recognisable story, at a good pace, featuring some nice action scenes and attractive characters. The season ended with a clearly established setup for the second arc of the story, loosely based on Konami’s legendary video game series.
Castlevania Season Two, which is doubling its episode count from four to eight, will be broadcast on Netflix Summer 2018.