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The first trailer for Netflix’s Castlevania animated series aired this week. If that wasn’t enough, we also found out that the show begins on July 7.

In Japan, the news was accompanied with a new piece of art, which we have above. Does it look familiar? Take a look at this key art for the first Castlevania:

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Information about the new Castlevania animated series on Netflix is starting to trickle in following the news that surfaced yesterday.

Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 will debut at some point this year. A second season is lined up for 2018. Each episode will run for roughly 30 minutes.

Netflix’s description of the series says it follows “the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself.” Producer Adi Shankar also confirmed to IGN that the show is an adaptation of Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse.

Shankar also had this to say:

“This is very much Castlevania done in the vein of Game of Thrones. (Producer and writer) Warren Ellis added so much depth to the material. [The series is] going to be R-rated as f***. … this is going to be the best f*****g video game adaptation we’ve had to date.”

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Update: Here’s the official blurb:

“Inspired by the classic video game series, “Castlevania” is a dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. The animated series is from Frederator Studios, a Wow! Unlimited Media company, written by best-selling author and comic book icon Warren Ellis and executive produced by Warren Ellis, Kevin Kolde, Fred Seibert, and Adi Shankar.”


Original: Believe it or not, a new show based on Castlevania is coming to Netflix. Not much is known at present, as it was buried in a press release about Netflix’s upcoming programming slate.

The one thing we can say is that the show will premiere sometime in 2017. Other than that, there’s literally nothing to go on. Hopefully we’ll have some more information and a look at it soon.

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Activision is extending its Skylanders Academy animated series further. The company announced today that the show has been renewed for a third season, which will begin production in February.

Season 3 kicks off in 2018. As for the second season, here’s what fans can look forward to:

“This year, audiences can enjoy Season 2 of ‘Skylanders Academy,’ which brings back Justin Long as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks as Eruptor and Norm Macdonald as Glumshanks.

New addition Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will join the cast in Season 2, voicing the role of Cynder, a new cadet at the Academy with a mysterious past. The Diamond Minecart (Daniel Middleton) will reprise his role as Cy and Daniel Wu returns as King Pen. Additional voice talent in Season 2 includes Susan Sarandon, Parker Posey, James Hetfield, Catherine O’Hara, Bobcat Goldthwait, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jonny Rees, Harland Williams and Richard Horvitz. The series features the exclusive song ‘Harmony’ (Skylanders Academy Theme) produced by GRAMMY® Award winner Timbaland and performed by Timbaland fet. Dalton Diehl.”

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This is about as random as it gets! Still, this is rather neat.

Well, this is certainly not a surprise! Nintendo is not responding to the Wall Street Journal’s report regarding Netflix’s live-action The Legend of Zelda show. Nintendo said: “We will not comment on the rumors or speculations.”

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If a new report from the Wall Street Journal is to be believed, Netflix is cooking up a new live-action television show based on The Legend of Zelda.

The site says that things are “in the early stages” at present. A source close to the Wall Street Journal claims that the series is “about an ordinary boy named Link who must rescue a princess named Zelda and save a fantasy world called Hyrule” – essentially Zelda as we know it. It’s being described as a family-friendly Game of Thrones, with Nintendo having a heavy involvement.

At present, Netflix is seeking a writer for the project. Since it’s such a long ways off, the Wall Street Journal points out that Netflix or Nintendo could kill the series off before things progress too far.

Keep in mind that this report has not been officially confirmed. Netflix declined to comment, and Nintendo has not yet responded.

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The Pokemon Company International today announced that the Pokemon TV series and a pair of movies will be available on Netflix starting this Saturday. This includes the classic first season of Pokemon, Pokemon: Indigo League, and Pokemon: Black & White. You can find the full details in the announcement below.

A small update is out now on Wii U’s Netflix application.

Users will now see a big ‘+’ button, which allows for a show, series, or film to be added to their “My List” section. The button will change to a minus so that the item can be removed later. Additionally, it is now possible to jump to a list of all available programs even if you’ve watched it before.

Nothing too exciting, but it should improve Netflix’s overall experience on Wii U.

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