Back in February, we finally got official confirmation that the long-rumored animated TV adaptation of popular horror video game, Castlevania, was heading to Netflix, and now the streaming service has debuted our very first look at the show via a brief teaser trailer.
The preview kicks off with the Castlevania game being inserted into an old-school Nintendo system (the blowing on the cartridge is a nice touch), before we get down to the vampire slaying. The footage doesn’t give us a whole lot to go on, but we are introduced to several characters – including, presumably, at least one member of the Belmont family – and get a pretty good idea of what to expect from the the anime-style action. There are also a few glimpses of bloody confrontations, which suggest that the show isn’t going to skimp on violence.
Castlevania is being produced spearheaded by Adi Shankar, who has previously promised a “dark, satirical” adaptation that would “flip the vampire sub-genre on its head.” More recently, he claimed Castlevania would be the “western world’s first good video game adaptation.” A bold statement, but with the likes of acclaimed writer Warren Ellis and Adventure Time‘s Kevin Kolde involved, he may just deliver on it.
Expect to see some blood-suckers meet their makers when Castlevania season 1 premieres on Netflix on July 7.