Video game adaptations are tricky. For while many video games work perfectly as games, putting them into TV, movies, or sometimes even comics is difficult. There have been many bad movies and shows about beloved video game characters, and as such, gamers have become wary of what might be around the corner, or when a new show is announced, they’re more hesitant than excited. However, with the Castlevania series that arrived last year, and recently debuted their season 2, things have changed.
This adaptation of the beloved video game series, albeit with their own story and take on the franchise while still falling in line with what the series does, is not only liked, it’s beloved. Season 1 was short, but it gave the impression of what they were going for, and then Season 2 expanded upon that with deeper stories and a whole lot of violence. And now, with Castlevania Season 3 all but assured, the showrunner is aiming high.
On Twitter, showrunner and producer Adi Shankar had this to say:
“You saw what we can do with Season 2, you’ve called us the greatest video game adaptation of all time. Mark my words —- With Season 3 we’re going after that EMMY.”
You might think it’s foolhardy for a show like this to go after an Emmy, but mature cartoons have won Emmy’s in the past, including the stop-motion animation parody show Robot Chicken. So this isn’t out of the realm of possibility. And that’s what Shankar is saying too, he feels that anything is possible when you have the right team:
“We have artists from all over the world who love working on this show. Who work around the clock to fuse their passion into each and every frame,” he continued before adding: “They do this because they u know that video games aren’t just for kids. Cartoons aren’t just for children. It’s an art form of immense sophistication. We are here to stake that claim.”
Can they do it? We’ll just have to wait and see.