Castlevania: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1

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Castlevania offers spectacular visuals and a compelling adaptation in its all-too-short first season.



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Air date: Jul 7, 2017

A determined girl tries to uncover a secret. A wicked bishop flirts with calamity when he provokes what was once believed to be a myth.

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Air date: Jul 7, 2017

Trevor Belmont travels to Gresit, a city on the brink of chaos. There, he makes an unusual promise in the wake of uncovering an old evil.

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Air date: Jul 7, 2017

While probing Gresit's catacombs, Belmont uncovers something unsettling. The creatures return to hunt as night descends upon the city.

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Air date: Jul 7, 2017

Belmont struggles to protect Gresit from destruction and crosses paths with an unsettling truth.

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The last surviving member of a disgraced clan fights to save Eastern Europe from Dracula. Inspired by the classic video game series.

Cast & Crew

Richard Armitage
Trevor Belmont
Alejandra Reynoso
Sypha Belnades
James Callis
Tony Amendola
The Elder
Emily Swallow
Lisa Tepes
Matt Frewer
The Bishop
Warren Ellis
Kevin Kolde
Executive Producer
Fred Seibert
Executive Producer
Adi Shankar
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Castlevania Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (3)

It never quite reaches the demented highs of its pillar-of-hellfire pilot, but by season's end, there's a clear mission statement for arriving at a slightly more optimistic future.

Jul 11, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

[F]our episodes are hardly enough for the first season of Castlevania and that's our only real complaint.

Mar 2, 2021 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Far from a flawless production, but it's entertaining, competently made and satisfying in most all the ways it needed to be. I can't wait to see more.

Mar 2, 2021 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The story of Castlevania is told very slowly. It's not just a slow burn, but an easing into the world, its characters and the amazing story that unfolds.

Nov 18, 2020 | Full Review…

There are only four episodes, but they are damn good.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

All these missing elements, combined with its vague and generic low fantasy setting makes one wonder if it was even necessary to use the Castlevania license when it could pass off as something entirely different.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Castlevania's first season feels like it's pitched between two dissonant tones: goofy bloody gothic nonsense, and boring self-serious story of good vs. evil.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

When it was announced that Netflix was cracking the bullwhip on a Castlevania animated series written by gawd scribe Warren Ellis, you know the nerd streets was talking.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

The show had a lot more humor than I thought, dark humor...Castlevania was great, for what it is.

Jan 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Netflix's Castlevania performed magic by hitting my childhood nostalgia while offering my adult self something substantial and exciting.

Jan 23, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Video game adaptations can be iffy, but Castlevania is a more nuanced take. It feels like it's just waking up.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The addled attention spans of video gamers drawn to Netflix's new Castlevania animated series will not be unduly strained. The first season is -- like Dracula's fangs -- short, potent, and dripping with reasons to want more.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Castlevania: Season 1

  • 5d ago
    Season 1 only had 4 episodes, and it served as a set up for the main journey. It's pretty entertaining with a lot of deaths and monsters, and the actions were good. Overall, a decent and neat set up. 7/10
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  • Jun 02, 2021
    Very good! The movie is simply sensational, great script.
  • May 31, 2021
    The beginning of the story was awesome
  • May 20, 2021
    Season 1 of Castlevania is atmospheric, artistic and mostly quite intelligent. The characters, Dracula in particular, are well developed and their motivations are both clear and understandable, and while the animation itself isn't top-tier, the action sequences are well designed and are functional. The only serious problem this first Season has is that it does not tell a Story -- it sets up the key players and establishing events from which to start the Story, but more than anything, this shouldn't be considered "Castlevania: Season 1", but rather "Castlevania: Prologue" (with Seasons 2-4 being Acts I-III). However, the purpose of a Setup Story like this is to get the audience enthusiastic about the following chapter, and by and large it's successful in this regard; I wouldn't quite say it was successful enough to sustain over a full year to continue (I actually didn't continue until almost a year after S2 was even released..), but if you were to sit someone down, show them Season 1 on Netflix or BluRay, and then asked if they'd like to continue, chances are they'd say "Yes!"
  • May 20, 2021
    This animation is perfect, it has action, drama, sarcastic humor, complex characters, and some cute friendship and romance. So, I recommend this to everyone <3.
  • May 19, 2021
    Absolutely beautiful
  • May 17, 2021
    A stunning and engage start to a longer and wider story. Though only 4 episodes long there is substantial world building, lore, character establishment, drama and action. The foundations are set for a solid show. Looking forward to season 2.
  • Apr 30, 2021
    The beginning was slow, but WOW did it ramp up in intensity towards the end.
  • Mar 24, 2021
    I just love the first season so much for the Dracula Arc! So tragic and beautiful. Watch it!

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