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Castlevania season 4 has released on Netflix today, with Trevor and Sypha concluding their adventure in the final season of the acclaimed anime series. While this particular chapter may be over, fans are looking to the future of the franchise and whether any other adaptations are in the works. However, it seems that Symphony of the Night might be too tall an order.
Is Castlevania: Symphony of the Night coming to Netflix?
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is largely regarded as the best game in the series, and while it wasn’t initially a commercial hit, it eventually became a cult classic. However, it starring Alucard as its protagonist raises issues were it ever to receive a Netflix adaptation, given that the focus of its story was already explored in Castlevania’s second season.
In an interview with our sister site ComingSoon, Castlevanis’ executive producer Kevin Kolde explained the challenge in adapting Symphony of the Night.
“So I really liked Symphony of the Night as a game, right? I think that that’s where it starts. I think it’s a classic Castlevania game,” Kolde told ComingSoon. “Symphony of the Night from a story standpoint is an interesting challenge in that in Symphony of the Night, Alucard has to fight his dad. Right? We did that in Season 2. So I’m not sure how you do that again from a storytelling standpoint and make it meaningful. So there would be challenges to that particular story, but there are other elements to it that are interesting. The Richter [Belmont] element, the Maria [Renard] element that you could look at, but the ultimate fight between Alucard and Dracula, I don’t know how we would do it better than we did in Season 2, to be honest with you.”
For those hoping there would be a Netflix adaptation of Symphony of the Night, it seems like that isn’t on the horizon right now. As Konde notes to ComingSoon, with the show already featuring the battle between Alucard and Dracula, it doesn’t leave a lot of ground for them to cover.