Netflix have been keeping their cards close to their chests when it comes to their new Castlevania animated series; despite the release date being just over a week away. We’ve had a pretty epic trailer (check) and that’s been about it. However, the cast has just been announced and it’s looking rather impressive.
One of the drawbacks of creating an animated series, such as Castlevania, is that producers tend to opt for less-than-incredible voice actors. While Netflix has produced some amazing animated shows so far, with some great voice actors (think BoJack and Will Arnett), there have been a few duds in the mix too. When you’re remaking something as loved as Castlevania, there’s no way you can afford to scrimp on the talent.
So, who have we got? First up, Hobbit fans will recognize the voice of Richard Armitage who plays Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit trilogy. He’s going to be playing Trevor Belmont, the vampire hunter. Graham McTavish, another Hobbit star, will be playing Dracula and his son will be played by James Callis. Anyone who’s ever watched Battlestar Galactica will know he plays Dr. Gaius Baltar in the series. The final cherry on the top is Emily Swallow, playing Dracula’s wife. Sci-fi fans will know Emily from both Supernatural and The Mentalist.
This new Castlevania animated series already has us pretty excited. First up, it’s written by Warren Scribe (y’know, the comic book writing genius). The story is based around Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse and the producer, Adi Shankar, has said it is:
Very much Castlevania done in the vein of Game of Thrones and it will be R-Rated as ****
Add that statement to the fact Adi has also said it will be the “western world’s first good video game adaptation” and we’re basically counting down the days until it hits our screens. Just to whet your whistle, here’s the trailer: