The Netflix animated series Castlevania will be getting a spinoff soon. That spinoff will star none other than Richter Belmont and Maria Renard, and will likely cover plot point from two of the most popular games in the entire franchise — Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night.
Confusingly, many media outlets are leading with some variation of “New Castlevania Will Take Place During the French Revolution.” How boring!
Then again, maybe many of the pop culture outlets covering the new Castlevania series don’t know much about Castlevania lore… including Netflix themselves.
Netflix Geeked posted a tweet saying that Richter Belmont is the son of Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades.
This, of course, is not the case. Richter is a descendant of Trevor Belmont. And there were several other notable vampire hunters named Belmont in-between Trevor and Richter, including Christopher and Simon.
Netflix was publicly corrected by Samuel Deats, a director on the Castlevania series, and released a corrected version of the tweet.
ANYWAY, it’ll be interesting to see where they go with the as-of-yet untitled follow-up series.
While Castlevania, based on the classic Konami video game, came to an end, the world it created is living on. As Deadline reported in April, Netflix is going forward a new anime series set in the same Castlevania universe with an entirely new cast of characters.
Today, as part of Netflix Geeked’s inaugural Geeked Week, the team behind Castlevania unveiled the new series, created in partnership with Kevin Kolde’s Project 51 Productions with showrunner and executive producer Clive Bradley.
Serving as executive producers, Kolde and Bradley will lead the new series, which is centered on Richter Belmont — a descendant of Castlevania characters Trevor and Sypha — and set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
Powerhouse Animation will continue to partner on the new Castlevania series as the animation studio with Sam and Adam Deats directing.
Here’s hoping they eventually cover Castlevania: Bloodlines, which takes place during World War I.