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Castlevania Season 4 Release Date, Cast, And Plot - What We Know So Far

Since 2017, Netflix's Castlevania series has captivated fans. By expanding on the world originated in the popular video game series, it's offered up three bloody, fascinating seasons as it follows the battle over Wallachia between Dracula and those who seek to stop him.

The third season of the animated horror series left fans reeling, with some dark revelations and huge developments for the series' central characters. So, naturally, fans of Castlevania were thrilled to learn in 2020 that a fourth season is coming. Since then, the series' creators have offered some tantalizing hints about what season 4 has in store — but naturally, they've been pretty hush-hush on specific details, especially where the story will go when the series picks back up again.

Let's take a look at what we know so far about season 4 of Castlevania — including its release date, cast, and plot. As a fair warning, there are some spoilers for the third season of Castlevania ahead.

What's the release date for Castlevania season 4?

On March 27, 2020, Netflix confirmed in a tweet that a fourth season of Castlevania was on the way. Since then, we've had a few teasers from the Castlevania crew, but nothing official has been announced regarding the release date for season 4.

That might be a little frustrating for fans who are eagerly awaiting new episodes, but it's important to remember that animated series can take longer to produce than live-action series. That said, looking back on the gap between the first three seasons, there's a pattern that may give us some idea of when to expect the new season. Season 1 of Castlevania premiered in July 2017, and season 2 followed 15 months later in October 2018. It took an additional 16 months for Castlevania season 3 to arrive on our screens; the season premiered in March 2020. 

If Castlevania follows a similar release schedule, it seems likely that season 4 will be with us before the end of summer 2021.

Who's in the cast of Castlevania season 4?

Just as Netflix is keeping the release date of Castlevania season 4 closely guarded, the streamer is also staying quiet about who will make up the cast of the new season. In November 2020, director Sam Deats shared on Twitter a couple of images from season 4 – one of Trevor (Richard Armitage) and one of Sypha (Alejandra Reynoso). So it's safe to assume those two will be back playing a significant role, which should come as no surprise to avid viewers.

While voice actor James Callis' involvement in season 4 hasn't been officially confirmed, it seems unlikely that the show would drop Alucard, so we're likely to see him return as well. Hector (Theo James), Isaac (Adetokumboh M'Cormack), Carmilla (Jaime Murray), Morana (Yasmine Al Massri), Striga (Ivana Milicevic), Saint Germain (Bill Nighy) and Lenore (Jessica Brown Findlay) seem likely to return to the fray as well. We can't even completely rule out appearances from season 3's casualties Taka (Toru Uchikado), Sumi (Rila Fukushima), and the Judge (Jason Isaacs).

It's also safe to assume there will be some new players in Castlevania season 4, although who that will be and who will voice them remains to be seen.

What will Castlevania season 4 be about?

In a May 2020 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Castlevania writer Warren Ellis hinted at how season 4 would build on season 3's dramatic arc. He told the outlet, "Everything in season 3 gets launched into the air. I have to bring it all down in season 4."

While he didn't elaborate on exactly how that would play out, the series does seem to be picking up some elements of the 2005 game Castlevania: Curse of Darkness. Based on that, and where we left off in season 3, there are several questions that fans need answers to in Castlevania season 4. What will happen to Alucard after Taka and Sumi's betrayal? What will happen to Trevor and Sypha after their defeat of the cult in Lindenfeld? Will Carmilla be able to take over Wallachia?

Ellis also told Entertainment Weekly that he's planning to reach "at least a partial conclusion" by the end of season 4, since he knows a fifth season isn't guaranteed. That means we can likely expect some dramatic changes and resolutions for the Castlevania crew by the time season 4 is done. Thus far, it's not clear how many episodes Ellis will have to make that happen; while season 1 had just four episodes, season 3 had ten. We'll find out when Netflix officially announces the premiere date for Castlevania season 4.