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Castlevania: Nocturne Release Date and Trailer

Castlevania’s fifth season comes in the form of a new series, titled Castlevania: Nocturne, coming to Netflix on September 28.

Castlevania, the Netflix series based on the video game franchise, premiered in 2017 and ran for four seasons. That story introduced audiences to the monster hunter Trevor Belmont, the magician Sypha Belnades, and the half-vampire Alucard.

In lieu of a fifth season, Castlevania: Nocturne skips ahead over 300 years to the French Revolution, where Trevor and Sypha’s descendant Richter must form a team to prevent yet another vampiric, world-ending event.

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Castlevania: Nocturne release date

The Castlevania sequel Castlevania: Nocturne will release on Netflix on September 28. Superfans can watch the premiere early with the #NetflixDROP01 livestream on September 27 (noon ET), which will combine the first three episodes of Nocturne with sneak peaks at upcoming Netflix animated series. DROP 01 will stream live on Twitch, YouTube, and

Unlike Castlevania’s first season, which was only four episodes long, Castlevania: Nocturne will begin with eight episodes.

"Trailers! Sneak Peaks & More! DROP 01" above a TV displaying the worldwide premiere of Castlevania: Nocturne. Wednesday, 9/27, 9 a.m. PT on Netflix.

Castlevania: Nocturne trailer

The new Castlevania: Nocturne trailer gives us our first look at a ton of new characters, as well as a better look at two of our protagonists, Richter Belmont and Maria Renard.

Joining Richter and Maria is Annette, a sorceress re-imagined from her role as a damsel in distress in the games. Nocturne is an adaptation of both Rondo of Blood and its direct sequel Symphony of the Night, so Alucard might even show up in the future.

We also see glimpses of the new vampiric threat, including a lot of bloodthirsty French nobles who bring a new meaning to the phrase “eat the rich.”

From the trailer, it looks like this new season is full of action, drama, and gorgeous animation, and we’re super excited to see these iconic games come to life in a new way.

Castlevania: Nocturne cast and characters

Castlevania: Nocturne boasts an all-new voice cast; here’s a partial list of who we know about so far:

  • Edward Bluemel (Killing Eve, A Discovery of Witches) as vampire hunter Richter Belmont
  • Pixie Davies (Mary Poppins Returns, The Magician’s Elephant) as revolutionary Maria Renard
  • Thuso Mbedu (The Woman King) as sorceress Annette
  • Franka Potente as vampire queen (and historical figure) Erzebet Bathory
  • Sophie Skelton as Richter’s mother Julia Belmont
  • Natassja Kinski as Tera
  • Sydney James Harcourt as Edouard
  • Zahn McClarnon as Olrox
A woman with dark skin and a yellow shirt glares at a threat behind the camera as she attacks.

We can assume from the games that Alucard will show up later in the series, but neither he nor his father Dracula appear in Castlevania: Nocturne’s first trailer.

Castlevania: Nocturne FAQ

Is Castlevania: Nocturne a prequel?

No, Castlevania: Nocturne is a sequel to the original series, following Trevor and Sypha’s descendant Richter during the French Revolution.

Is there a release date for Castlevania: Nocturne?

Yes, Castlevania: Nocturne will premiere on Netflix on September 28, 2023. The first three episodes will stream live the day before, September 27, at noon ET on YouTube, Twitch, and

What will Castlevania: Nocturne be about?

Castlevania: Nocturne follows Richter Belmont, Maria Renard, and Annette as they combat a new vampiric threat during the French Revolution.

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