‘Castlevania’ Spinoff About Richter Belmont, Maria Renard Ordered at Netflix

Series is set in 1792 France during the French Revolution

Jennifer Maas

Netflix has ordered a “Castlevania” spinoff series focused on Richter Belmont, the son of Sypha and Trevor, and Maria Renard set in 1792 France during the French Revolution, the streaming service revealed Friday.

The “Castlevania” franchise launched in the late 1980s as an action-adventure gothic horror video game series about vampire hunters. It was created and developed by Konami.

After many, many more installments, Netflix turned “Castlevania” into an anime series — the very first for the streaming service. The 10-episode fourth and final season premiered last month.

“Castlevania,” the series, is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes himself. Its voice cast included James Callis, Emily Swallow, Matt Frewer, Tony Amendola and Alejandra Reynoso.

Sam Deats directed “Castlevania,” which was created and writeen by Warren Ellis. Ellis executive produced the show along with Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar. It was produced by Frederator Studios, a Wow! Unlimited Media company.

The spinoff announcement came during the final day of Netflix’s “Geeked Week.”

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