Castlevania Season 5 Updates: While Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades’ tale ended with the fourth season of Castlevania, the critically acclaimed Netflix original animated series’ future seems bright.
A new series situated in the same fictional universe has been revealed, this time starring vampire hunters Richter Belmont and Maria Renard in 1792 during the French Revolution. Richter and Maria have a more historic role in the original video game franchise than Richter’s predecessors Trevor and Sypha, because of the shift in protagonists and time period.
Castlevania has always been a multi-generational narrative, following various generations of the Belmont family as they fight the vampire warlord Dracula and his horrific army whenever the Transylvanian count returns from the tomb.
Richter and Maria grasped their monster hunting destiny to combat Dracula in the 18th century, much as Trevor and Sypha linked up with Dracula’s son Alucard to face the wicked vampire in the 15th century. And the couple appeared in not one, but two key iterations of the video game franchise together.
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Richter and Maria were first presented in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, a TurboGrafx-16 game that was substantially updated for the Super Nintendo in 1995 as Castlevania: Dracula X.
Dracula emerged from the dead and invaded a neighboring town, lighting it on fire and kidnapped numerous young ladies, including Richter’s distant aunt Maria and his lover Annette, in the year 1792.
Despite being only 12 years old at the time, the 19-year-old vampire hunter went out to rescue the four ladies and slay Dracula, with Maria becoming an active warrior against the forces of evil once Richter liberated her from the evil priest Shaft.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night will be released four years after Rondo of Blood. The new series will follow Richter and Maria on their search for his father, Alucard, who has gone missing. The description implies a shift in a European setting, from Romania’s traditional forests and mountains to a horrific image of France.
Richard Armitage portrays Trevor Belmont, Alejandra Reynoso portrays Sypha Belnades, James Callis portrays Alucard, Theo James portrays Hector, Adetokumboh M’Cormack portrays Isaac, Jaime Murray portrays Carmilla, Jessica Brown Findlay portrays Lenore, Bill Nighy portrays St. Germain, Malcolm McDowell portrays Varney, and Marsha Thomason portrays Greta. Netflix has all four seasons accessible to watch.