Netflix's Awesome 'Castlevania' Show Is Confirmed For Season 3

Star Richard Armitage has confirmed that Netflix's unexpectedly delightful, dark medeival fantasy Castlevania show will be getting a third season — and the second season, announced almost immediately after season 1's debut, hasn't even launched yet.

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Armitage, who voices the lead role of Trevor Belmont, stated in an exclusive interview with Digital Spy, "We're about to record a third. The second season hasn't been aired yet, but we're about to do a third."

As far as the contents of season 2 go, Armitage had a lot to say about that, too.

"The son of Dracula [Adrian Tepes, voiced by James Callis] and my character get much more collaborative," he said. "I think that's one of the most exciting things, they start to really work together."

He added, "I love my character in Castlevania... he's this anti-heroic, drunk, slightly foul-mouthed, irritable git! I feel like it would make the most brilliant live-action piece. It's slightly anarchic and humorous – we don't often see vampire heroics in that vein. One day, maybe."

Castlevania is produced by Adi Shankar (Dredd) and written by legendary comic book scribe Warren Ellis ( Global Frequency, Astonishing X-Men, Iron Man), whose inimitable style is definitely responsible for the series' acerbic sense of humor and dramatic panache. The show, based on Konami's classic video game series, 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."

Season 1 of Castlevania is the first video game adaptation to hold a fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes despite big-budget attempts such as Warcraft and Assassin's Creed . Currently, season 1 of Castlevania sits at 86% fresh (and there's lots to love about it).

Season 2 of Castlevania will be eight episodes long and pick up right where season 1 left off. In an interview with CinemaRunner, Shankar said, "Well, let's remember that this is just season one. And not only has season two already been greenlit, but the episode order has been doubled to eight episodes. So the chapter definitely hasn't fully closed on this story."

Castlevania season 1 is available to stream now on Netflix, with season 2 scheduled to drop sometime this summer. Netflix has yet to make an official statement on the matter.

Are you looking forward to season 2 — and season 3? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below.