Netflix has officially renewed its latest animated series, Castlevania: Nocturne, for a second season, only one week after the first season debuted with mostly positive reviews from fans and critics. The series is a follow-up to its Castlevania animated series but follows a different story and characters in the universe from the Konami franchise. Season 2 has now been greenlit by the streaming service, though no date or release window was mentioned.
“Thanks to all of the Castlevania fans old and new for the amazing response and support!” said co-showrunners Clive Bradley and Kevin Kolde. “We are excited to be able to bring you more Castlevania: Nocturne and the next chapter in the rise of Richter Belmont.”
Set in 18th century France, Castlevania: Nocturne follows the story of protagonist Richter Belmont on his journey to combat a group of aristocrats who have joined forces with an evil Vampire Messiah. The first season was well-received and enough for Netflix to renew it for a second season. It ran for eight episodes and will likely continue that format for future seasons.
The official plot description for Castlevania: Nocturne reads:
“France, 1792. the height of the French Revolution. In a remote part of western France, the counter-revolutionary aristocracy has forged an alliance with a terrifying Vampire Messiah who promises to ‘eat the sun’ and unleash an army of vampires and night creatures to crush the revolution and enslave humanity. Annette, a sorceress from the Caribbean, seeks out Richter Belmont, last descendant of the long-fabled family of vampire hunters, to lead the resistance.”
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about the Castlevania game series. Reports from earlier this year suggested that Konami would attend E3 2023 and have a new Castlevania game to show before E3 was cancelled this year. Another report claims that the internal codename for the new game is Project Zircon.