Netflix has officially renewed “Castlevania: Nocturne” for a second season. This news follows closely on the heels of the debut of the show’s first season, which premiered on September 28. The creators of the series, Clive Bradley and Kevin Kolde, expressed their gratitude to both new and existing “Castlevania” fans for the overwhelming response and support. They are thrilled to continue the story with “Castlevania: Nocturne” and explore the next chapter in the rise of Richter Belmont.
“Castlevania: Nocturne” is an adaptation of the beloved Konami “Castlevania” video game series and serves as a follow-up to the previous “Castlevania” series on Netflix. It is set 300 years after the events of the original show.
The official synopsis for Season 2 of “Nocturne” is set in France during 1792, the height of the French Revolution. In a remote part of western France, the counter-revolutionary aristocracy has formed an alliance with a terrifying Vampire Messiah. This creature 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, the last descendant of the long-fabled family of vampire hunters, to lead the resistance.
Netflix reported that “Nocturne” quickly climbed the ranks, entering the Top 10 English TV list within the first five days of its release and also achieving Top 10 status in 40 countries.
The voice cast for Season 1 includes talented actors such as Edward Bluemel, Thuso Mbedu, Pixie Davies, Sharon D. Clarke, Richard Dormer, Iain Glen, Sydney James Harcourt, Elarica Johnson, Nastassja Kinski, Zahn McClarnon, Aaron Neil, Franka Potente, and Sophie Skelton.
Season 2 of “Castlevania: Nocturne” brings back Edward Bluemel as the voice of Richter Belmont, alongside an ensemble of returning cast members, including Natassja Kinski, Sophie Skelton, Sydney James Harcourt, Thuso Mbedu, Pixie Davis, Zahn McClarnon, and Franka Potente. The show’s executive producers, Fred Seibert and Adi Shankar, continue to be part of the project, with Sam Deats and Adam Deats returning as directors. Project 51 Productions and Powerhouse Animation will once again produce the series for Netflix.
Netflix released an announcement video for Season 2 of “Castlevania: Nocturne” on October 6, 2023. While the video features characters from the previous season, it leaves fans eagerly awaiting the official trailer to learn more about the upcoming season’s storyline.
In addition to Richter Belmont and Alucard’s expected return, the trio behind the show hinted at a focus on characters like Alucard and Juste for the new season, with Dracula’s storyline being approached thoughtfully. Furthermore, the shocking return of Alucard in the Season 1 finale promises more intriguing developments in Season 2. The introduction of Juste Belmont, the estranged grandfather of Richter Belmont, adds depth to the series, as he is revealed to have distanced himself from the Belmont clan.