Netflix have announced a spin-off animated series of their Castlevania adaption, starring Richter Belmont and Maria Renard.
Despite an initial announcement later being corrected, the series will focus on Richter Belmont (decedent of Sypha Belnades and Trevor Belmont), and Maria Renard; set during the French Revoution. This likely means the story will be inspired by the events of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.
The final season of the original series broadcast in May of this year, the series saw the culmination of the conflict between Trevor, Sypha, and Death itself; as attempts to resurrect Dracula are put in motion. The series has a 100% “Fresh” rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and 91% from audiences. The first series alone was also the first video game adaption to get a Fresh rating on the website.
It may be that as the series will lose most of its main cast, that the series has been branded a spin-off, rather than a direct sequel.
We shall keep you informed as we learn more.
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