Castlevania Season 4

Over the weekend, Netflix revived its video game series adaptation Castlevania for a fourth season, just more than three weeks after the release of the third season earlier in March. There’s no word on the amount of episodes – previous seasons have steadily improved the count, from four (season 1) to eight (season 2), and then 10 (season 3) – let alone a release date for Castlevania season 4. Hopefully, Castlevania won’t take as long as it did last time around; there has been a gap of 16 weeks between Castlevania seasons two and three.

The renewal of this Castlevania anime for a fourth season was made by Netflix on its own geek-focused Twitter account, NX, on Friday in the USA. It was accompanied with a short video clip featuring Dracula loyalist and devil forge master Isaac looking into his magic mirror.

Developed by executive producer Adi Shankar (Dredd) and composed by Warren Ellis, Castlevania follows outcast monster hunter Trevor Belmont (voiced by Richard Armitage), magician Sypha Belnades (Alejandra Reynoso), and Dracula’s dhampir – that is a vampire and human baby – son Adrian Alucard Tepes (James Callis). The trio try to defend the state of Wallachia from Vlad Dracula Tepes (Graham McTavish), who has sworn vengeance on humanity for killing his wife.

The first two phases of Castlevania were based on the 1989 NES game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, together with the third season borrowing out of the 2005 title Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, released for the PS2 and original Xbox.