It was just last month that Castlevania series three premiered on Netflix, and it has been a hit according to series writer Warren Ellis. In fact, it has been such a success that the latest series has been even more popular than the previous season. According to Netflix, this is a bit shocking since a lot of shows start to tail off around this point. What should not be a surprise in light of that fact is that Castlevania Season 4 will be happening, though there is no date for when that will be.
In a statement on his site Warren Ellis wrote:
So, we had our Netflix call about the 28-day data on CASTLEVANIA Season 3 last week. And, because Netflix data is protected, I can’t actually tell you all the exact numbers. What I can say is that season 3’s popularity was an order of magnitude over that of season 2, and season 2 was popular enough to get us season 3. It turns out season 3 did, really, shockingly well. Shows tend to show a little attrition in the third season, and it was, quote, “unusual” to see the audience actually rise by a multiple factor.
Season three was in the Netflix Top 10 — not for animation, not for tv, but for all Netflix content — for a week or two in 40 countries. That was huge. Thanks to everyone in the world who posted screenshots of their local Top 10 banner, by the way — all of you joining in to share that made it pretty easy to calculate, and it was wondrous to see them all rolling in.
And I have to thank our partners at NX, and Brittany and Jeff at DKC, for helping us to get there.
So we’re on for season 4. We don’t expect too much of a covid-related delay, but if that one guy who keeps tagging me on IG to demand “season 4 NOW” could fuck off, I’d appreciate it.
Netflix does not release confirmed audience figures for shows but we do know Castlevania’s audience is in the millions.
Source: Warren Ellis