Netflix Renews Castlevania: Nocturne For Season 2

By Douglas Helm | Published

Castlevania: Nocturne

One of the best video game adaptations is getting another season, as Deadline reported that Netflix has renewed Castlevania: Nocturne. The sequel series to the animated Castlevania, which ran for four seasons, is based on the series of Konami video games. The first series and Nocturne have both been praised for the visuals, storytelling, and attention to detail that faithfully bring the video game series to life.

Castlevania: Nocturne is the second hit anime in the franchise, and Netflix has already confirmed it’s returning for another season.

Castlevania: Nocturne takes place over 300 years after the events of the original series, with Richter Belmont making over as the protagonist. Set amidst the French Revolution in 1792, a plot is uncovered where the aristocracy attempts to bring back a so-called “Vampire Messiah” who will enslave humanity. A sorceress from the Caribbean named Annette calls on Richter to help lead the resistance against the impending threat.

Castlevania: Nocturne, undoubtedly benefiting from the hype rightfully garnered from the original series, quickly rose on the Netflix charts after its release. Within the first five days of streaming, the series hit the Top 10 English TV List and reached the Top 10 in 40 other countries. Like the original series, it is also being heaped with critical praise.

Castlevania: Nocturne is based on the games Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night, while the original series adapted Castlevania III.

Presumably, most of the cast of Castlevania: Nocturne will be returning for the second season, with creator-showrunner Clive Bradley and showrunner Kevin Kolde also coming back for another round. Project 51 Productions and Powerhouse Animation will continue to produce the series for Netflix, and Sam and Adam Deats again will co-direct again.

The cast of Season 1 included Edward Bluemel, Thiso Mbedu, Pixie Davies, Richard Dormer, Sydney James Harcourt, Nastassja Kinski, Zahn McClarnon, Aaron Neil, Sophie Skelton, Elarica Johnson, Franka Potente, and Iain Glen.


Anyone who is a fan of the Castlevania video game franchise owes it to themselves to check out Castlevania: Nocturne and its preceding series. Nocturne specifically is based on the popular games Rondo of Blood and Symphony of the Night. The first series followed Trevor Belmont, the sorceress Sypha Belnades, and the dhampir Alucard as they battled Dracula and his minions in the nation of Wallachia.

Castlevania: Nocturne, undoubtedly benefiting from the hype rightfully garnered from the original series, quickly rose on the Netflix charts after its release.

As mentioned, the original series ended up having four seasons and was able to tell a complete and satisfying story, with high ratings and viewership throughout its run. It seems like Castlevania: Nocturne is poised to keep the series alive and going, and it’s likely that we could see more seasons on the way after the second season. It has definitely been a good few years for video game fans, and video game TV and movie adaptations are finally starting to live up to their source material.

2023 alone had the newly released Castlevania: Nocturne along with the critically acclaimed The Last of Us HBO series, the fun The Super Mario Bros. Movie, the off-the-wall Twisted Metal series, and the third season of Netflix’s The Witcher. There are plenty more video game adaptations on the way, too, such as a Fallout series, a God of War series, and much more. In the meantime, make sure to check out Nocturne on Netflix.