The trailer is only 1:27
minutes and summarizes the NetflixÃÂ animated series as "The last surviving member of a disgraced
clan fights to save Eastern Europe from Dracula. Inspired by the classic NES
While no additional details were provided, producer Adi Shankar (who proclaimed that he is a huge fan of the games) says that the show is going to be really violent and hopes to drive the standards for videogame adaptations to a new level.
The teaser pays homage
to the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) where the first game was released in
1986 by Konami. The original title then spawned numerous sequels and spinoffs,
with 1997's Symphony of the Night being
one of their bestselling titles of all time.
The television series is written by Warren Ellis, who authored notable comic books such as Astonishing X-Men, Thunderbolts, and the Iron Man Extremis story arc. He also had a hand in creating the plots in various video games such as Dead Space.
Adi Shankar, on the other hand, is a film producer and director with works such as The Gray (you know, the one with Liam Neeson fist-fighting a wolf). He's also a YouTuber who has worked on well-received fan films such as The Punisher: Dirty Laundry and Power/Rangers Unauthorized.
Streaming begins on Netflix this July 7.