Netflix’s ‘Castlevania: Nocturne’ Shines a Light on Richter and Maria

Get ready for a thrilling ride as Richter Belmont and Maria Renard step into the limelight in Netflix’s upcoming series, “Castlevania: Nocturne.” In this new chapter, the duo adopts the motto of “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité” as they navigate the chaos of the French Revolution. Set in a world where the aristocracy teams up with supernatural creatures, our heroes face an uphill battle.

Years have passed since Trevor Belmont and his companions defeated Dracula and Death, saving the world from the clutches of Hell. But now, as the French Revolution rages on, a menacing threat looms—one that could not only engulf France but the entire world. Richter and Maria rise to the occasion, using their extraordinary abilities to lead the resistance towards victory.

A stunning poster captures the essence of “Nocturne” with its intricately hand-drawn aesthetic. Richter and Maria emerge as historical figures, illuminated by a radiant star overhead. They are the guiding lights of the Revolution, poised to alter its course. Richter, armed with his trusty whip, prepares to fulfill the legacy of the Belmont clan as the protectors of humanity. Meanwhile, Maria extends her hand, beckoning the people to follow.

Netflix's 'Castlevania Nocturne' Unveils Heroes

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While “Castlevania: Nocturne” draws inspiration from the beloved games where Richter and Maria played pivotal roles, don’t expect to find Dracula or Alucard in this tale. A new and even more menacing adversary emerges—the prophesied Vampire Messiah, hell-bent on plunging the world into eternal darkness by devouring the sun. With powerful human allies and a legion of vampiric forces, she seeks to quash the resistance. Maria’s magical prowess and Richter’s holy whip, combined with their vampire-hunting heritage, become the greatest obstacles in her path to enslaving humanity.

Powerhouse Animation Studios once again takes the reins, bringing the hauntingly beautiful world of “Nocturne” to life. This studio is making waves in adult animation, not only by breathing new life into cherished franchises like “Castlevania” but also by maintaining a unionized workforce. Following “Castlevania: Nocturne,” their work will grace our screens with “Masters of the Universe: Revelation,” slated for a 2024 release on Netflix.

The stellar cast of “Castlevania: Nocturne” includes Edward Bluemel, Pixie Davies, Thusa Mbedu, Sydney James Harcourt, Sharon D. Clarke, Richard Dormer, Iain Glen, Elarica Johnson, Nastassja Kinski, Zahn McClarnon, Aaron Neil, Franka Potente, and Sophie Skelton. Showrunner Kevin Kolde takes the helm, working alongside series writer and creator Clive Bradley, while Sam Deats and Adam Deats direct.

Mark your calendars for September 28th, when “Castlevania: Nocturne” will make its grand debut on Netflix. It’s a thrilling adventure you won’t want to miss!

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