Netflix's 'Castlevania' series starts streaming this July

Written by: Jon Castillo

TV | May 25, 2017

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The trailer is only 1:27 minutes and summarizes the Netflix animated series as "The last surviving member of a disgraced clan fights to save Eastern Europe from Dracula. Inspired by the classic NES game..."

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.

About the author: Jon Castillo

Jonathan is hiding from a lynch mob after messing with the wrong basketball team. His favorite song is "Boys do Fall in Love" by Robin Gibb.

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