An official trailer for the fourth and final season of Castlevania has been released. Based on the long-running video game franchise of the same name, the show debuted its four-episode first season in 2017. It will all come to an end next month on Netflix, as it was recently announced by the streamer that season 4 will be the show's final season. You can watch the official trailer below.
Spanning two minutes long, there's a lot from the upcoming new episodes that's teased in the trailer. A logline for season 4 of Castlevania reads: "Dracula's influence looms large as Belmont and Sypha investigate plans to resurrect the notorious vampire. Alucard struggles to embrace his humanity."
Castlevania was written and produced by Warren Ellis. Last year, it was reported that Ellis would not be working on any additional Castlevania seasons following sexual misconduct allegations. Prior to the controversy, Ellis had already completed his work on the scripts for season 4, so no creative changes were made after his dismissal. It's not clear if the situation directly led to Netflix axing the series, but it likely played a factor.
In Castlevania, Count Dracula takes revenge for the slaying of his wife by declaring that all the people of Wallachia will die. After the infamous vampire summons an army of demons to overrun the country, monster hunter Trevor Belmont fights back against Dracula and his evil forces, accompanied by the magician Sypha Belnades and Dracula's dhampir son Alucard. The first two seasons are inspired by the 1989 title Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, while seasons 3 and 4 bring in characters and elements from the 2005 game Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
Adi Shankar developed the series for Netflix and executive produces alongside Fred Seibert, Ted Biaselli, Kevin Kolde, and Larry Tanz. Castlevania features a voice cast that includes Richard Armitage as Trevor Belmont, James Callis as Alucard, Alejandra Reynoso as Sypha Belnades, Graham McTavish as Dracula, Tony Amendola as The Elder, Matt Frewer as The Bishop, and Emily Swallow as Lisa Tepes.
Seasons 2 and 3 have also added new cast members including Theo James, Adetokumboh M'Cormack, Jaime Murray, Peter Stormare, Jason Isaacs, Barbara Steele, Yasmine Al Massri, Ivana Miličević, Navid Negahban, Rila Fukushima, Bill Nighy, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Lance Reddick.
There are rumors that Netflix is eyeing a potential spinoff series set in the Castlevania universe that follows an entirely new set of characters. There is certainly no shortage of material to look back upon for inspiration from the video games, and given the situation with Ellis, it would make sense to start over with a new story to keep the franchise going. Still, none of this has been officially confirmed by Netflix, so there's no guarantee at this time we'll be getting a spinoff series.
Castlevania will premiere its fourth and final season on May 13, 2021, only on Netflix. Until then, fans can watch the first three seasons on the streamer. The new official trailer for season 4 comes to us from Netflix on YouTube.