Netflix renews ‘Castlevania: Nocturne’, cancels ‘Vikings: Valhalla’

Castlevania: Nocturne

Netflix has renewed adult animation Castlevania: Nocturne for a second season and cancelled historical drama Vikings: Valhalla ahead of next year’s third, and now final, season.

Castlevania: Nocturne’s renewal comes just days after the dark fantasy video game adaptation made its debut on Netflix on 28 September. The series is the second installment of the streamer’s Castlevania universe, picking up 300 years after the end of the original show, which ran for four seasons on Netflix, with both based on the classic Konami video game series.

Sam Deats and Adam Deats will return to direct and Project 51 Productions and Powerhouse Animation will continue to produce the show, which is set during the French revolution and follows vampire hunter Richter Belmont’s battle against an undead menace.

Creator-showrunner Clive Bradley and showrunner Kevin Kolde commented: “Thanks to all of the Castlevania fans old and new for the amazing response and support. We are excited to be able to bring you more Castlevania: Nocturne and the next chapter in the rise of Richter Belmont.”

Vikings: Valhalla

End of the Viking age

Netflix has meanwhile cancelled Vikings: Valhalla, Jeb Stuart’s sequel series to the Michael Hirst-created Vikings.

The third season, which is set to debut next year, will now be the last. Set in the 11th century, the show is set during the beginning of the end of the Viking age, and follows the adventures of historical warriors such as Leif Erikson and Harald Sigurdsson.

In a statement to IGN, which broke the news of the show’s cancellation, Stuart commented: “I am so grateful to have had three seasons to tell the stories of Leif, Harald and Freydis. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to show the evolution of how three of the most famous Vikings became the icons we know today and we have done just that.”

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