Netflix Confirms Castlevania Season 2 Release Date
The acclaimed video game adaptation returns in October.
It might have taken the animated adaptation of the classic video game Castlevania more than a decade to reach screens, but the first season of the show was highly acclaimed when it hit Netflix last year. The only real complaint fans had was that Castlevania Season 1 was far too short--just four episodes--but luckily, a longer Season 2 was greenlit soon after its release. Netflix has now revealed when the next season will be with us.
As announced during the Netflix panel at Anime Expo 2018, Castlevania Season 2 will arrive on October 26. The season will run for eight episodes and will be released by Netflix in its entirety. The season is once more written by acclaimed comic book writer Warren Ellis, with Richard Armitage returning as monster hunter Trevor Belmont. Although the show is produced in the US, it is heavily influenced by anime, and takes much of its visual inspiration from Konami's classic 1997 game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
Last month, Armitage also revealed that Season 3 was already in production. While this hasn't been officially confirmed by Netflix, the actor told Digital Spy, "We're about to record a third. The second season hasn't been aired yet, but we're about to do a third."
In related news, Netflix has also announced that its highly acclaimed anime series Aggretsuko will get a second season. The show is produced by Sanrio, the Japanese company behind the hugely popular Hello Kitty brand, and tells the story of death metal-loving red panda Retsuko and her struggles with the modern workplace. For more, check out our list of the most metal moments from Aggretsuko, and why Aggretsuko is one of the best anime of the year.