What is Castlevania: Nocturne about?

Castlevania: Nocturne S1. Edward Bluemel as Richard Belmont in Castlevania: Nocturne S1. Cr. NETFLIX © 2023
Castlevania: Nocturne S1. Edward Bluemel as Richard Belmont in Castlevania: Nocturne S1. Cr. NETFLIX © 2023 /

The Belmont family will once again return to Netflix in the new series Castlevania: Nocturne. A spin-off of the original Castlevania series, which followed Trevor Belmont, Sypha Belnades, and Alucard on their adventure to defeat vampires.

This iconic show spanned four seasons on Netflix. The new Installment introduces Richter, the last descendant of the vampire-hunting Belmont clan. Drawing inspiration from the video game of the same name, it takes cues from Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and its sequel Symphony of the Night, set in 1792 during the French Revolution.

What is Castlevania: Nocturne about?

In the face of their best efforts to vanquish the vampires, Sypha Belnades and Trevor Belmont fell short. Now, the burden of completing this task falls upon the last surviving member of the Belmont family.

This exciting new series was first announced by Deadline on April 16, 2021. Subsequently, in June of the following year, during Netflix’s Geeked Week virtual event, the title for the series was unveiled to the anxious audience.

When will it be on Netflix?

Premiering September 28, 2023, on Netflix, it’ll also be screened the day before on Netflix virtual showcase Drop 1. 

Kevin Kolde is returning as showrunner, and joining him is Clive Bradley.  Sam and Adam Deats will take on directing duties. Production will be handled by Project 51 Productions and Powerhouse Animation.  The first season will consist of 8 episodes.  The ensemble cast includes:

  • Edward Bluemel as Richter Belmont
  • Pixie Davies as Maria Renard
  • Thuso Mbedu as Annette
  • Nastassja Kinski as Tera
  • Sydney James Harcourt as Edouard
  • Zahn McClarnon as Olrox
  • Franka Potente as Erzsebet Báthory

Can the last remaining descendant of the Belmont family finish what his family started and defeat the monsters once and for all? Will you be watching? Check out the thrilling trailer below!

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