Let the vampire hunting begin! Frederator Studios’ hugely popular anime series, based on the Konami video game, is back for Season 4.
Castlevania, Netflix’s first original anime series, is back for Season 4; the hit show from WOW! Unlimited’s Frederator Studios returns May 13 with 10 new episodes. If you recall from the gripping Season 3 finale, Sypha and Trevor attempted to prevent Dracula from opening a portal to the underworld. And Alucard pointedly demonstrated it’s not recommended to bite the hand that feeds you. Things, shall we say, were left a bit messy.
Inspired by the classic Konami video game, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hands of Dracula himself. Trevor Belmont, last survivor of his house, and his misfit comrades race to find a way to save humanity from extinction. Now that Dracula is dead, who will rise to power?
The show debuted on Netflix in July 2017 and quickly garnered a huge fan base. Its second season scored a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an IGN award in 2018 for Best Animated Series, calling it the “gold standard” for video game adaptations.
“As the first hit franchise under the WOW! umbrella, we are proud to have brought Castlevania to Netflix audiences worldwide,” says Frederator and WOW! CEO Michael Hirsh. “Season 4 is the perfect culmination of a storyline that has captured the loyalty and imagination of such a huge fanbase; we look forward to continuing to bring our portfolio of popular franchises to audiences around the globe.”
Frederator Studios’ portfolio also includes the TikTok hit Catbug, a new original show based on Gail Carriger’s New York Times best-selling book series “Parasol Protectorate,” a new children’s series based on the award-winning hit show, Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, and the hit Bee and Puppycat, appearing on Netflix in early 2022.
Source: Frederator Studios
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.