Matthew Byrd

Jul 10, 2017

Castlevania season 2 is a go! The Belmont clan's battle against Dracula will continue, across eight more episode…

While Netflix’s recent discovery that you can actually cancel a show has left some fans worrying that their favorite new Netflix series may be a one and done proposition, those who have already learned to love Netflix’s Castlevania will be thrilled to learn this: the streaming service has already greenlit the show’s second season. 

Showrunner Adi Shankar had previously hinted that the show’s second season was a done deal in a now-deleted Facebook post, but Netflix officially confirmed the show’s renewal today in a brief statement that included the very welcome news that Castlevania‘s second season will be eight episodes long. While that’s hardly the length of a network program – or even an HBO show – it’s a nice upgrade from the first season’s four episode offering. 

All the principle participants of the show’s first season appear to be onboard for Castlevania season 2, which means that showrunner Adi Shankar, writer Warren Ellis, and voice actors Graham McTavish, Richard Armitage, James Callis, and Alejandra Reynoso will all reprise their respective on and off-screen roles. 

Netflix hasn’t provided a release window for the show’s second season, but we’d be surprised if it debuts any later than early 2018. Generally speaking, Netflix doesn’t release two seasons of a single show within a calendar year. 

It might also be a while before we hear any official plot description for the show’s second season. However, given the events that transpire during the final moments of the show’s first season, it’s highly likely that this upcoming collection of episodes will pick up pretty much immediately where the previous season left off.

There’s also been no word on whether Adi Shankar’s work on the recently announced Assassin’s Creed anime – which may also come to Netflix – will impact the production of Castlevania‘s next season in any way. 

More as we hear it.