For fans of Netflix's Castlevania, a little "introduction" to the time period you're residing in right now. With an official trailer released on days ago and the series staking its claim on the streaming service come March 5, you're now living in the "sweet spot" when you can expect some interesting (and sometimes random) promotional drops.
Case-in-point: writer/producer/creator Warren Ellis, who took to Twitter on Tuesday to post a piece of amazing artwork for the series' return – which you can check out below (followed by Ellis' tweet). Here's hoping they turn that into a convention giveaway print…
Earlier this month, Ellis posted a mini-video update on "something" fans of the series seem pretty interested in – a "something" that looked to be getting a final "polish-n-shine":
The following day, Ellis, director Sam Deats, and others (as you'll see below) took to social media to announce Castlevania season 3 will be stalking the streaming service beginning March 5 – and also released the season's official poster, once again courtesy of Deats:
Early last month, Powerhouse Animation teased their excitement for 2020 in the form of the year spelled out in vampire emojis. A few days later, they followed up that tweet with a Netflix screenshot of the Castlevania streaming page that confirmed a new season is coming, with this message: "Castlevania Season 3? Hmm… interesting… @FrederatorS @netflix"
Ellis spoke with BC's Mike Sangregorio at NYCC 2019 to discuss the show and the method involved in crafting what's considered by many to be the finest video game adaptation of all time. Here, Ellis explains how involved he was in selecting the Castlevania voice cast and learning to write directly for them:
"Me and Kevin Kolde and Meredith Layne, our Casting Director, all discussed who we wanted and who was available. Meredith is great at bringing in people we would not have thought of. I'm involved in almost all aspects of the show which is weird for me going from someone who sits in a box, types, and emails scripts to being involved with a lot of different people.
I speak with our composer as well, Trevor Morris, and suggest probably extremely annoying things I'd like to try. It has been absolutely fascinating. I was nervous at first as I had no idea what I was doing but now I just have almost no idea what I'm doing so there's been a progression. It's what I love most about the act of writing, which is that it is something new every day. I've actually really loved this entire experience."