TORONTO and VANCOUVER, July 7, 2017 /CNW/ - Netflix has ordered a second season of Castlevania, its new animated series based on the popular video game series. In addition, the network has increased the episode order from four in its first season to eight for the second season. The new Netflix original series Castlevania launches globally today and is the first proprietary production of Frederator Studios under the umbrella of parent company WOW! Unlimited Media (TSX-V WOW.A and WOW.B).
Inspired by the classic video game series from Japan's Konami, Castlevania is an animated project written by best-selling author and comic book legend Warren Ellis. Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy that follows the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes himself. The cast features the voice talents of Graham McTavish (The Hobbit, Outlander and Preacher) as Dracula, Richard Armitage (The Hobbit trilogy) as Trevor Belmont, James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) as Alucard, Emily Swallow (Supernatural) as Lisa, Matt Frewer (Orphan Black) as The Bishop, Tony Amendola (Annabelle) as The Elder and Alejandra Reynoso (G.I. Joe: Renegades) as Sypha Belnades.
"Castlevania has been a world icon for 30 years. WOW! and Frederator are honored to have the privilege of bringing it to life as an entertainment series that will continue its story for years to come," added Fred Seibert, Chief Creative Officer of WOW! Unlimited Media and CEO of Frederator Networks and Frederator Studios.
Castlevania is executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Adi Shankar and Fred Seibert. Production services are provided by Austin, Texas based Powerhouse Animation with Brad Graeber supervising producer, Jason Williams as producer, and Sam Deats as director.
About WOW Unlimited Media Inc.
WOW Unlimited Media Inc., formerly Rainmaker Entertainment Inc., is creating a leading next-generation kids and youth animation business by focusing on digital platforms and content. The company's key assets include: the world's #1 digital animation network (Frederator Networks), the world's first Hispanic animation network (Átomo Network, a joint venture with Ánima Estudios), one of Canada's largest, multi-faceted animation production studios (Rainmaker Entertainment), one of the most successful U.S.-based independent animation production company of the past 20 years (Frederator Studios) and multiple owned and operated VOD channels on digital platforms, including its latest launch of Cartoon Hangover Select on Ellation Media's VRV platform. The company operates out of offices in Toronto, New York, Vancouver and Los Angeles, and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V: WOW.A and WOW.B).
About Frederator Studios
Frederator Studios makes cartoons for television and the Internet. It was in founded in 1998 by serial media entrepreneur, and former Hanna-Barbera president, Fred Seibert, as a unique incubator for big animation ideas by producing original cartoons. More than 250 short films have resulted in 25 hit series for television and the Internet, including Butch Hartman's The Fairly OddParents on Nickelodeon, Pendleton Ward's Adventure Time on Cartoon Network and Bravest Warriors, as well as Natasha Allegri's Bee and PuppyCat, on Frederator's Cartoon Hangover Select Channel on VRV.
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