One of the surprise highlights of Netflix’s animated efforts in the last few years has been the adaptation of Konami’s long-running Castlevania video-game series into a fast-paced and relatively faithful animated series. On the heels of that show’s renewal for a third season, it seems the series’ producer, Adi Shankar, is looking to hit up Capcom’s library this time, bringing a Devil May Cry series to the small screen.
Details are pretty sparse right now, but IGN confirmed that Shankar is working on the project and putting it in what he calls his “bootleg multiverse.” Shankar told IGN that he acquired the Devil May Cry rights so that “the jabronis in Hollywood don’t f*** this one up too.”
Shankar posted the following image of himself in Dante cosplay to celebrate the announcement:
Open for business. pic.twitter.com/TCT5JH9fXz
— Adi Shankar (@adishankarbrand) November 16, 2018
Shankar said that Castlevania “really over-performed,” and that it did “crazy well,” helping to greenlight that third season of the show as well as this project.
Castlevania has proven to be one of the view viable video-game adaptations ever, despite decades of attempts by Hollywood, so I’m cautiously optimistic. We talked to Shankar last year and our conversation left us excited about Castlevania. Since then, he’s more than made good on that promise.
There’s no word on when this series would pop up, nor has Shankar talked about which network it might come to. Netflix seems the obvious choice, but it stands to reason that Amazon and Hulu might be eyeing Castlevania and looking for their own animated property. That might make the whole multiverse thing Shankar is talking about tough to do, but we’re excited to see where a Devil May Cry series ends up. There’s certainly plenty of lore with six and soon seven core games in the series’ history.