Just as fans thought the Castlevania story has been brought to a close, they bring you right back in with an all new sequel series, ready for you to sink your teeth into and feast on.
Two years after the original series wrapped up, Netflix is set to release Castlevania: Nocturne as part of its annual anime slate.
It's all new characters - sort of. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, a good 300 years following the events of the previous series, our new main character is Richter Belmont. In case you haven't picked up on it, he's a descendent of none other than Simon Richter, Richard Armitage's protagonist of the original series. Although it's billed as a standalone sequel series, don't be too surprised if a few familiar fanged friends and foes appear.
The wait for a new Castlevania series is almost over, so here’s everything we know about the release, cast and latest news on Castlevania: Nocturne.
Castlevania: Nocturne release date
The series officially announced in 2022, and Castlevania: Nocturne will be available to watch on 28th September 2023.
The show is exclusive to Netflix, with both series based on the video game series of the same by Konami. It’s also being adapted from the 1993 entry Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and its sequel Symphony of the Night.
The number of episodes that Castlevania: Nocturne is set at 8 episodes with each spanning around twenty-five minutes, give or take.
Castlevania: Nocturne cast
Fans of the Castlevania universe are set to be in for a treat thanks to the cast list that Castlevania: Nocturne has set in store.
The following famous faces are set to lend their voice to the English dub of the show:
- Julia Belmont - Sophie Skelton
- Dracula - Graham McTavish
- Trevor Belmont - Richard Armitage
- Lisa Tepes - Emily Swallow
- Alucard - James Callis
- The Elder - Tony Amendola
- Sypha Belnades - Alejandra Reynoso
The voice behind main character Richter Belmont has yet to be revealed, alongside the cast behind the Japanese dub. Graham McTavish, Alejandra Reynoso, James Callis and Richard Armitage are all reprising their roles from the original series.
What is the plot of Castlevania: Nocturne?
The plot details for Castlevania: Nocturne remain largely unknown, although the show’s announcement teaser trailer gives us a good idea of what to expect.
The youngest Belmont can be seen on a dark and mysterious street, contemplating his choices and ready to use his now-iconic whip. It’s this whip that acts as his ultimate defence against vampires, giving the family its solid reputation as hunters.
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Billed as the sequel series to Castlevania, Castlevania: Nocturne follows Richter Belmont, a descendent of main protagonists Trevor and Sypha from Castlevania, as he reluctantly teams up with a rag-tag group of misfits during the French Revolution to stop the apocalypse. Never a dull day if you're a Belmont.
Castlevania: Nocturne trailer
Alongside the release of the show’s official poster, the first full trailer for Castlevania: Nocturne was revealed on 27th July 2023.
Catch up with the action in full by watching it here: