Get ready to return to the haunting world of Castlevania, as Netflix unveils another enthralling installment of the beloved anime series. While video game adaptations often face challenges, Castlevania has proven to be a trailblazer, captivating audiences since its debut and concluding poignantly in 2021. However, in the gothic realm of Castlevania, tranquility is but a fleeting moment. Here’s your all-in-one guide to the highly-anticipated ‘Castlevania: Nocturne.’
Mark Your Calendar for ‘Castlevania: Nocturne’ Eager fans can look forward to September 28, when this animated spin-off will be available for streaming. The news first broke during Netflix’s 2022 Geeked Week, accompanied by a teaser that intrigued audiences.
Trailers and Teasers Galore You won’t have to wait much longer for a glimpse of what’s to come. An official trailer was released on July 27, 2023, followed by a more revealing main trailer on September 7, 2023. These previews have certainly whet the appetite of Castlevania enthusiasts.
Meet the New (and Returning) Voices Details about the voice cast remain somewhat elusive, but one name is confirmed: Sophie Skelton will voice Julia Belmont in the first episode. As for the original cast, don’t rule out potential flashbacks featuring Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont and Alejandra Reynoso as Sypha Belnades. If the narrative aligns with the source material, fans may also hear James Callis and Graham McTavish reprising their roles as Alucard and Dracula, respectively.
Behind-the-Scenes Talent Kevin Kolde, co-executive producer of the original Castlevania series, steps up as the showrunner for ‘Nocturne.’ The series will be penned by Clive Bradley and is produced by Project 51 Productions and Powerhouse Animation.
Plot Intricacies: What Lies Ahead? The story is likely to pull from iconic Nintendo Konami games like ‘Castlevania: Rondo of Blood’ and ‘Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.’ Set against the tumultuous backdrop of the French Revolution in 1792, ‘Nocturne’ will focus on Richter Belmont, a descendant of Trevor and Sypha, as he continues the family’s legacy of battling vampires. If the series adheres to the game’s storyline, expect a dramatic arc where Richter, after slaying Dracula with the help of Alucard and Maria Renard, falls under dark influences, prompting his allies to restore him to the path of righteousness.