While the Witcher has been a runaway success for Netflix, it's not the only game adaptation that's bringing in the viewers. Castlevania has been going strong for three seasons now, and fans are still clamoring for more.
One thing viewers have noticed is just how intense of the show's gore can be. In an interview with AWN, executive producer Kevin Kolde explains why the show takes that approach.
“With Castlevania, that gore can make the story more real. You don’t want it to be gratuitous, but it’s a brutal world we’re trying to show with realistic people and their children and how they’re impacted by these events. Things like that absolutely needed to be in there.
It’s a strange thing to say, but it’s one of the reasons we didn’t hold back in the show with violence or content. We never said, ‘Oh, we can’t do this because it’s animation.’ We treated it more like an action show and there’s so many dark themes and visuals in an action show, so why wouldn’t we do the same with Castlevania? That’s what gives this show its popularity. There were very few moments where we said, ‘No we can’t do this, it’s too much.’”
While there's sure to be more blood and guts in the series' future, it's the storylines with characters that people are most interested in. For those who are eager to see what comes up in season 4, Kolde was willing to share this tidbit.
"We have the challenge of bringing together all the things we set in motion at the end of Season 3 and also wondering how we’re going to top this last finale in Season 4. We’re pretty sure people are going to be happy with the new season.”