The spin-off to the Western animated TV series Castlevania has revealed its star-studded voice cast, featuring several well-known names from both BBC productions and recent feature films.
Among the familiar faces are Edward Bluemel, recognized for his role in Killing Eve, Pixie Davies, known for her part in Mary Poppins Returns, and Sydney James Harcourt, celebrated for his performance in the award-winning Broadway production, Hamilton.
Interestingly, it’s worth noting that Castlevania, though often mistaken for an anime, falls into the category of Western animation. It doesn’t adhere to traditional Japanese anime tropes, distinguishing it from East-Asian animated works. While the distinction may be subtle, it’s a noteworthy one.
Clive Bradley’s Castlevania: Nocturne is an adaptation of the video game series by Konami, specifically drawing from the 1993 entry Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and its sequel, Symphony of the Night.
‘Castlevania: Nocturne’ Voice Cast
Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution in 1792, Castlevania: Nocturne follows the story of Richter Belmont, a descendant of the famed Belmont vampire-hunting clan. Here’s an overview of the confirmed cast for Castlevania: Nocturne:
– Edward Bluemel (Killing Eve) as Richter Belmont, a descendant of the Belmont vampire hunting clan.
– Pixie Davies (Mary Poppins Returns) as Maria Renard, a young revolutionary during the French Revolution.
– Thuso Mbedu (The Woman King) as Annette, a young sorceress and ex-slave from the Caribbean.
– Nastassja Kinski (Paris, Texas) as Tera.
– Sydney James Harcourt (Hamilton) as Edouard.
– Zahn McClarnon (Westworld) as Olrox.
– Franka Potente (The Conjuring 2) as Erzsebet Báthory, a vampire queen.
The series is comprised of eight episodes, all of which will be available for streaming on September 28, 2023, exclusively on Netflix. Additionally, it will be screened one day prior to its release during the upcoming Netflix virtual showcase, Drop 1.