Frederator Studios, the animation house behind both Fairly Odd Parents and the über-popular Adventure Time, is reportedly gearing up to engineer an animated TV series based on Castlevania, the horror-tinged video game franchise birthed by Konami all those years ago.
Chronicling the supernatural adventures of the Belmont Family across multiple generations – along with their neverending quest to slay Dracula – an adaptation of Castlevania has been kicking about for close to a decade. But IndieWire brings word today that an animated spin on the iconic horror IP is closer now than ever before, after Adventure Time producer Fred Seibert revealed to Nick Animation that his Frederator studio is making headway on “one of the most world-famous video games of the last 30 years.”
“We have a project now that we’re doing that needs to go unnamed, based one of the most world-famous video games of the last 30 years, that we’ve had in our shop for 12 years without being able to get it started. But there were great characters, and a great story, and we eventually got it going.”
And though he doesn’t actually name-drop Castlevania, we know that Dredd’s Adi Shankar previously confirmed Seibert’s involvement in a show that would seemingly “flip the vampire sub-genre on its head.” This, coupled with the fact that Konami’s prestigious series marked its 30th anniversary back in September, all but confirms that the project Fred Seibert is referring to revolves around a certain Belmont family and their supernatural exploits.
Dracula’s castle beckons, it seems, but tell us, what are your hopes for this proposed Castlevania series? Let us know down below.