We don’t know much yet, but acclaimed writer Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, Iron Man) has signed on to write at least the first season.
For Ellis, the project isn’t a new one. There’s concept art dating back to 2008 from an animated screenplay titled: Castlevania: Dracula’s Curse. The project, which started in 2006, has since become a partnership between 51 Productions and Frederator — the company that currently owns the rights to Castlevania.
Ellis and Frederator’s vision for the project was a screenplay based on the iconic video game’s third title: Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. There was a production blog detailing the project’s progress, which has since gone dark.
Prior to the announcement, a Globe and Mail story detailed another key component: animator Michael Hirsh and his studio, Wow Unlimited Media, would be responsible for the show’s art.
First debuting in 1986, we haven’t seen a Castlevania game since Lords of Shadow 2 hit shelves in 2014. The animated series — set to debut later this year — isn’t as good as a new game, but we’ll take it.