A Castlevania TV Series Appears to be all but Confirmed by Adventure Time Producer
Castlevania is a game series that first premiered on the Family Computer Disk System (FDS) in Japan back in 1986 and then made its way over to EU and NA on the NES beginning in 1987. To say this series by Konami is a staple in gaming history would be a giant understatement and it looks like it may have just been confirmed that fans of the franchise will get to live out their nostalgia in a new way: a brand new TV series.
Fred Seibert, the founder of Frederator Studios and producer of shows such as Adventure Time and The Fairly Odd Parents, pretty much dropped a bombshell on us during a Nickelodeon Animation podcast. He explains that he’s owned the rights to Castlevania for the past 12 years and when speaking on a hush hush project “based on one of the most world-famous video games in the last 30 years,” it’s not hard to connect the dots. Though he doesn’t mention Castlevania by name specifically in this podcast, what he references does correspond with an announcement way back in August of 2015 from producer Adi Shankhar that he was working on an adaptation of Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse claiming that the entire rendition would be “super violent.”
You can hear the entire podcast yourself in the video below and hear him talk about many things, including being a “Professional Fan”:
As a huge fan of the series growing up, I can’t wait to follow this story as it develops. For those unfamiliar, Castlevania III serves as a prequel to the original game in the series and was the final game in the franchise to be produced for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The story follows Trevor Belmont as he sets out to hunt down and defeat Dracula once and for all. The Belmont family consists of renowned vampire hunters and even though they are feared for their “super-human” power, there was none better to call upon to go after this menace than Trevor Belmont.
So are you guys as excited as we are? This could potentially be fantastic for fans of this 30 year old franchise and with the influx of means to relive nostalgia, it would be a great way to experience this journey once more from a different perspective. What are your thoughts? Join the discussion in the comment section below and tell us your thoughts!
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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Mass Effect, Liana has been an avid collector of gaming and comic memorabilia for well over two decades. With a passion for writing, gaming, and comics - she is currently working as Editor-in-Chief for the revival of Prima Games, with previous managing editor experience with several gaming publications including ComicBook.com, The Hollywood Reporter, TwinGalaxies, and other outlets. She is also the Co-Owner and Managing Editor for DFTG. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, as well as several Facebook communities online.