It looks like we’re going to have to wait a bit longer to see some demon slayings. The head writer on Netflix’s series, Warren Ellis, has confirmed that a Castlevania Season 2 has been pushed to “later this year.”
Ellis took to his Twitter account to drop the news on everyone. The Castlevania delay isn’t entirely a bad thing though, as the writer confirms what we essentially already knew. Season 2 of the series will be getting double the episodes thanks to the season’s extended development time.
FAQ: #CASTLEVANIA season 2 will be 8 episodes long, out sometime later this year. I don’t have the release date yet – these things are decided by people other than me. Lots and lots of great animators are working incredibly hard on it. You'll have plenty of warning of the date. pic.twitter.com/9aZ6S1dD6z
— Wᴀʀʀᴇɴ Eʟʟɪs (@warrenellis) June 19, 2018
The first season of Netflix’s Castlevania series premiered with 4 episodes on July 7th, 2017. Although never confirmed by Netflix, fans assumed that we would be getting Season 2 roughly around this same time of year. Ellis’ Tweet confirms this won’t be the case.
Netflix is apparently fully behind their animated franchise though. Earlier this month, news came from one of the series’ voice actors that Season 3 of the show was already poised for production as well. Richard Armitage, voice of Trevor Belmont in the series, said in early June that the voice talent were “about to record a third. The second season hasn’t been aired yet, but we’re about to do a third.”
Armitage later elaborated on some details within Season 2. The actor was excited that “the son of Dracula and my character get much more collaborative. I think that’s one of the most exciting things, they start to really work together.” “The son of Dracula”, of course, is the character Alucard played by James Callis.
We’ll have to wait and see when Netflix intends to slot Castlevania Season 2 into their streaming schedule. With the vampiric nature of the show, it would be a natural fit to have the second season’s debut in late October around Halloween. But when you have a juggernaut like Stranger Things typically premiering in that same window, you’re best to find another weekend to haunt.