Castlevania Animated Series Is Coming from Adventure Time Team
It sounds like the world will be bestowed with an exciting new animated series based on the extremely popular world of Castlevania soon. The Castlevania franchise is one of the most enduring of all time, with 1997's 'Symphony of the Night' often getting ranked by gamers as one of the all time great video games in any genre. Even more exciting, it sounds like this cable bound TV show is not going to be for the faint of heart.
Castlevania is said to be making its leap from console to cable courtesy of the Adventure Time gang. One of the masterminds behind that Cartoon Network series claims to be developing a 'super violent' new project, with many speculating that it is Castlevania. And that this will be a take on the material that definitely won't be airing before 9pm.
At the moment, Fred Seibert is hard at work on an 'untitled' project. But it has been confirmed that it will be based on "one of the most world-famous video games of the last 30 years". The show will be produced under the Frederator Studios banner. The company is not only responsible for Adventure Time, but also gave the world The Fairly OddParents.
While the title hasn't been officially confirmed, most believe it will be announced as Castlevania for the sole fact that Frederator Studios currently holds the adaptation rights to Castlevania. Seibert made the vague announcement during an appearance on Nickelodeon's Nick Animation Podcast. It was explained during this podcast that Frederator has owned the rights to Castlevania for years, but they haven't been able to do anything with them up until this point. This was said while Deibert still did not come right out and announce Castlevania as the project he is definitely working on. But it sure sounds like that is the case. We have an embed of the video courtesy of NickAnimation.
Castlevania, also known in Japanese as Akumajō Dracula, is a series of dark fantasy-themed action-adventure video games created and developed by Konami, centering on the Belmont family, a clan of vampire hunters, and their fight with Dracula. Paul W. S. Anderson, the mastermind behind the Resident Evil movie series, was set to make a Castlevania movie way back in 2005. Production was delayed until 2007 for a number of reasons, as the movie changed multiple hands, and it was eventually canceled.
Simon Belmont from Castlevania has previously shown up on the 1989 Nintendo animated series Captain N: The Game Master, and was one of the main characters. The count and his castle also made appearances on the series, which ran until 1991 as part of the Saturday morning cartoon lineup on NBC. So, this new version of Castlevania won't be the first time the popular video game series has been brought to the small screen. Though its unlikely that Captain N will show up to help Simon out on this round.