The Castlevania hellatus (hell + hiatus) ends when Season 3 of the animated series lands on Netflix, on March 5th. Since it’s been a hot minute since Season 2, let’s take a quick look back on what happened, and sneak a peek at what’s coming. Quick take: the stakes (pun intended) have never been higher!
Dracula is dead, but the war is far from over between humans and creatures of the night. Castlevania made a bold move in its second season when it killed off its main villain, Dracula (Graham McTavish). As they say in the classic Semisonic tune “Closing Time”: “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end,” and Dracula’s death sparks the beginning of an exciting new storyline for Season 3.
Here’s the official log line:
“Trevor Belmont, the last survivor of his house, is no longer alone, and he and his misfit comrades race to find a way to save humanity from extinction at the hands of the grief-maddened Dracula and his sinister vampire war council.”
Trevor (Richard Armitage) and Sypha (Alejandra Reynoso) are now an item after defeating Dracula along with Dracula’s son, Alucard. The duo has been on many adventures together before we meet up with them again in Season 3. After years as a bumbling drunk, Trevor has brought honor to the Belmont family once again, and Sypha is still on a quest to find her order of mages, the Speakers. Meanwhile, Alucard (James Callis) isn’t in a great place after committing patricide. He’s in a self-imposed exile, drinking and talking to himself as he roams the halls of his father’s castle.
There’s an interesting change in tone for Season 3, with less focus on horror and more on political intrigue and war, as the struggle for power in Wallachia ensues following Dracula’s death. Right in the middle of it all is Carmilla (Jaime Murray), who could prove to be far more vile and ruthless than Dracula ever was. Her court of sisters—Lenore (Jessica Brown Findlay), Morana (Yasmine Al Massri), and Striga (Ivana Milicevic)—bring a fun yet frightening new dynamic to the show, too.
Dracula’s former Devil Forgemasters, Hector (Theo James) and Isaac (Adetokumboh M’Cormack), are now sworn rivals following Hector’s betrayal in Season 2. In Season 3, a rage-filled Isaac heads for the Gates of Hell to unleash mayhem, while Hector is in Carmilla’s clutches.
Season 3 marks the debut of video-game character Count Saint Germain, voiced by Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu) . He’s described as “a mysterious, smooth-talking nobleman,” and fans just can’t wait to see how his story will unfold.
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