Prepare to travel to the late 18th century and join a new generation of vampire hunters and heroes, as the upcoming Castlevania Netflix spinoff series has been announced, and will center on Richter Belmont and Maria Renard — adapting the events of the game Rondo of Blood!
Here’s the tweet announcing the exciting news to Castlevania fans, and Samuel Deats has corrected Netflix that Richter is the great great great great grandson of Trevor and Sypha!
The Castlevania Universe is getting even bigger.
An all new series starring Richter Belmont (the son of Sypha and Trevor) and Maria Renard, set in France during the French Revolution, is currently in the works. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/tsdeDpvNGQ
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 11, 2021
Announced during Netflix’s Geeked Week digital event by the Castlevania series showrunners that include Samuel and Adam Deats, the new series will pick up many many years after the events of season 4 — with Richter being the descendant of Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades in this adaptation of the 1993 side-scrolling adventure game that was originally released for the PC Engine Super CD-ROM system in 1993.
While the story and premise of this spin-off isn’t fully revealed yet, what has been revealed is that it’s set in 1792 and in France during the events of the French Revolution. As this is Netflix’s take on the Castlevania series they have free reign to tell this story, and it will be interesting to see how they adapt Richter and Maria and how it relates to the plot of the game it’s based on — and if this will lead into the events of Symphony of the Night with Alucard as that critically acclaimed game was a direct sequel to Rondo of Blood!