Barely a week ago, Netflix’s Castlevania: Nocturne un-dead and dropped on our screens. But before the lingering screams from the inaugural season have quieted, Netflix is already busy hammering stakes into the heart of season 2. Faster than you can say "angry mob with torches," confirmation has been given - a second visit to the Belmont household is positively on the cards.
The official thumbs-up on season 2 came wrapped in an eerie teaser, displaying what looks like concept art. But, as cryptic as a bat in daytime, Netflix's video description states, "Castlevania: Nocturne will rise from the crypt for a Season 2. The project is currently in production."
The co-showrunners, Clive Bradley and Kevin Kolde, or as we like to call them, the "Monster Mash Duo," couldn't contain their delight when sharing, "Overflowing thanks to all the bloodthirsty Castlevania fans, both centuries-old vampires and newborn bloodsuckers, for the fang-tastic response and support! We're thrilled to quench your never-ending thirst for more Castlevania: Nocturne and another thrilling tale in the lineage of Richter Belmont." Cue a thunderous round of applause echoing through the empty, cobwebbed halls of Belmont Manor.
The 2nd season plot details are submerged in a cloud of as much mystery as a cloaked figure lurking in the night. However, if you have the eyes of a vampire bat, you might just squeeze a hint or two from the teaser. As for the Castlevania: Nocturne timeline, it picks up 300 years post the original Castlevania animated series. Drawing sustenance from 1993's Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and 1997's Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, it traces the roots of our favorite vampire hunter, Richter Belmont.
Our review for Castlevania: Nocturne is as mixed as a vampire's cocktail of blood types. We gave it three stakes out of five, expressing, "Richter Belmont’s bloodletting saga competes against the original Castlevania series on Netflix. Season 1 however, is like a vampire caught in the sun - slightly lackluster and capped off with a biting cliffhanger."
We're crossing our garlic necklaces and holy water vials in hope that season 2 embraces its full monster potential. If you want to sink your fangs in some more vampire drama or simply justify your Netflix subscription, check out our guide to the best Netflix shows to binge when you're supposed to be sleeping.
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