It’s funny how back in the day hearing “Videogame TV Show/Movie” would never work. And nowadays Producer Ali Shankar along with his team produced a TV Show for Castlevania that not only was a huge success amongst fans of the franchise, but it also got greenlit about a second season for the show and in 24 hours no less. Surely Netflix must’ve had a roll with the amount of people enjoying the show and I’m glad the negative stigma of videogame based media is now getting less of a negative reception.
However, the producer is already starting to show more ambition towards their future plans, as during an interview with Nintendo Life. He talked about what he loves about Castlevania the most. “To me, it’s always been a story about multiple generations of a family. It’s a timeline that spans many many centuries. Making this show was a dream come true and I would love to keep making as many seasons of this as they’ll allow me to. As long as the fans keep watching the show and engaging in social media about it then the team and I will be able to tell a lot of Castlevania stories. ”
And even while the Season 2 script was already done and ready to be produced, Shankar didn’t want to spoil fans about what’s going to happen in it. “Yeah, the scripts are done and they blow Season 1 out of the water. I’m not answering the rest of this… I don’t want to spoil it!”. He also talked briefly about the plans he had in regards to the anime about Assassin’s Creed, and how “It’s going to be dope” but nothing more.
Of course, we should also make clear that the guy wants to make an R-Rated Mega Man film and one of the biggest things that got revealed during the interview. He also wishes to tackle the series Metroid and Metroid Prime, which are Nintendo’s most mature franchises that are popular amongst the adult gamers. Now, that would be something I’d like to see, considering the producer behind them. I’m open to the concept of both series getting adaptations and look forward to the Assassin’s Creed anime.