Netflix announced yesterday that its animated fantasy series Castlevania will be returning for a third season. The second season of that show debuted this last Friday to mostly positive reviews (it currently has a 100% fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes). No viewership numbers are available for the show because Netflix keeps that mostly under wraps, but the quick renewal suggests this one is performing well for the streaming service. The third season will consist of ten episodes which will be an increase from the second which had eight and the first which had six.
The series follows the outcast monster hunter Trevor Belmont defends the people of Wallachia from Dracula after the vampire has vowed revenge on the nation. It is based on the 1989 Japanese video game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse and has Richard Armitage, James Callis, Graham McTavish, and Matt Frewer in its voice cast.
Some additional information has come to light about two other Netflix shows that were recently cancelled. The Marvel superhero entries Luke Cage and Iron Fist have both been cancelled after their second seasons, and apparently a notable drop in viewership led to the decision. According to the Jumpshot measuring service, Luke Cage lost 59 percent of its viewers in its second season and Iron Fist lost 64 percent. There had already been reports that the social network activity for both shows had dropped notably, so it makes since the viewership would be down as well. Fans are currently rallying for both shows with online petitions and there is a possibility that the characters could return at some point on the upcoming Disney streaming service.
The Fall season is now in full swing so expect more updates and announcements to be made over the next month or so. Plus, there are still several Summer and Spring shows that we are waiting to hear word on such as Humans, Into the Badlands, and Reverie. Be sure to stay tuned to this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for breaking news as well as the latest ratings results.