Wow’s Castlevania gets season two

Netflix has ordered eight more episodes of the animated series based on a video game.

Shortly after the first season premiere, Netflix has picked up a second season of Wow! Unlimited Media’s animated series Castlevania. 

Based on the video game series of the same name, Castelvania is the first proprietary production from Wow’s Frederator Studios. The global SVOD has ordered an additional eight 30-minute episodes of the series, with a release date still to be set. Season one (4 x 30 minutes) bowed globally on the streamer on July 7.

Written by Warren Ellis, the adult-oriented dark medieval fantasy follows the last surviving member of a clan of vampire hunters as he tries to rid Eastern Europe from Vlad Dracula Tepes. The series features the voices of Graham McTavish (The Hobbit), Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy), James Callis (Battlestar Galactica), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Matt Frewer (Orphan Black), Tony Amendola (Annabelle) and Alejandra Reynoso (G.I. Joe: Renegades).

Ellis serves as exec producer alongside Kevin Kolde, Adi Shankar and Frederator’s Fred Seibert.

Wow! Unlimited was formed in October 2016 when Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment acquired New York animation studio and MCN Frederator Networks and Toronto-based kids prodco Ezrin Hirsh Entertainment. The company is headed up by Nelvana co-founder Michael Hirsh and is based in Vancouver with additional offices in Toronto, L.A. and New York.

In March of this year, Wow inked a deal with the Weinstein Company to produce another Netflix original, Spy Kids: Mission Critical (20 x 22 minutes). That series is being produced through Wow’s Vancouver-based Mainframe Studios, the TV division of Rainmaker.