We really liked Netflix's Castlevania series. Adapting a beloved franchise is always tricky, but it struck the right balance between doing something fresh and new with the source material and honouring the original games - in this case, the story of Castlevania III.

The series clearly did well enough as Netflix renewed it for a second season of eight episodes last year, due to air this summer. Now, actor Richard Armitage - who voices Trevor Belmont and is perhaps most famous for his role in The Hobbit films - has revealed that a third season has already been ordered by the streaming giant.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Armitage said:

We’re about to record a third. The second season hasn’t been aired yet, but we’re about to do a third.

He also spoke a little about the upcoming second season, which picks up with Belmont joining forces with Alucard:

The son of Dracula [Adrian Tepes, voiced by James Callis] and my character get much more collaborative. I think that’s one of the most exciting things, they start to really work together.

He also said that he'd love to do a live-action movie, something that has been attempted in the past without much success:

I love my character in Castlevania... he's this anti-heroic, drunk, slightly foul-mouthed, irritable git! I feel like it would make the most brilliant live-action piece. It's slightly anarchic and humorous – we don't often see vampire heroics in that vein. One day, maybe.

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[via digitalspy.com]