Netflix's Castlevania, which is set to debut on the popular content streaming service later in 2017, will be based on the famous video game series of the same name. The Japanese fantasy series achieved massive acclaim and a cult status in North America and around the world, making it ripe cultural territory for Netflix's stable.
While a TV series based on a video game might have seemed incredibly unlikely to get made ten or even five years ago, viewers' appetites have changed dramatically recently. An 'Assassin's Creed' film was released in 2016 featuring Michael Fassbender, and 'Game of Thrones,' which is based on a fantasy novel, has become one of the most successful shows of all time. As such, it makes sense that Netflix would be willing to take a gamble on a cult classic from video game history.
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