Adi Shankar’s retelling of the Castlevania lore has come a long way since its initial premise as a live action series that seemed more Underworld than Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. The first two seasons were a loose retelling of the events of Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, with that book closed and Dracula dead, the path was completely open for where Shankar would choose to take his series for its inevitable third season.
Loosely based on 1989’s Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. The second series of Netflix’s Castlevania rounds off the retelling of that game’s events, as well as introducing some elements and characters from the 2005 PS2 game: Castlevania: Curse of Shadow.
It’s a strong conclusion to the story, one that doesn’t just do the source material justice, but also opens up the possibility for a chronological retelling of the game’s lore through a series. Which has always been a better option when it comes to video game adaptations. <Spoilers ahead>