Netflix Castlevania series cast revealed including Richard Armitage and James Callis
The cast of the upcoming Castlevania series was revealed today in a video from producer Adi Shankar and cast member Graham McTavish (Outlander), who voices the role of Dracula. You can watch the cast reveal video for the Castlevania series in the player below. The cast includes Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy) as vampire hunter Trevor Belmont, James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) as Alucard, Alejandra Reynoso (G.I. Joe: Renegades) as Sypha Belnades, Emily Swallow (Supernatural) as Lisa Tepes, Matt Frewer (Orphan Black) as The Bishop and Tony Amendola (Annabelle) as The Elder. The Castlevania series will begin streaming on July 7 on Netflix.
A Konami video game, the first Castlevania was a popular title for the original Nintendo Entertainment System, following the game’s release in 1986. The storyline has the player controlling a vampire hunter by the name Simon Belmont. Belmont, the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, is trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes himself.
Shankar, who is producing the Netflix Castlevania series alongside Fred Seibert and Kevin Klonde, has promised a “super violent” take on the source material. What’s more, the show is being scripted by Warren Ellis, best known as the creator of comic book series like Transmetropolitan and Planetary.
“It’s going to be dark, satirical, and after a decade of propaganda it will flip the vampire sub-genre on its head,” Shankar posted on Facebook when he first announced the series back in 2015. “Furthermore,” he later added, “I personally guarantee that it will end the streak and be the western world’s first good video game adaptation.”
The animated series is written by best-selling author and comic book icon Warren Ellis and executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar.
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