At the end of last month, Netflix confirmed season four of the Castlevania animated series was happening. It seemingly confirmed the third season had done well, but just how well? According to the writer and producer, Warren Ellis, it's managed to outperform the previous season – with the number of viewers increasing overall.

What I can say is that season 3’s popularity was an order of magnitude over that of season 2, and season 2 was popular enough to get us season 3. It turns out season 3 did, really, shockingly well. Shows tend to show a little attrition in the third season, and it was, quote, “unusual” to see the audience actually rise by a multiple factor.

While no exact figures could be revealed, for a week or two, the third season of Castlevania made it into Netflix's top 10 across 40 countries. Ellis added to this by saying the show had an audience of "many, many millions" and that the numbers are enough to compete against live-action dramas on Netflix.

Like everything else at the moment, viewership has likely increased due to the current social isolation measures in place due to the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking of which, Ellis said he didn't "expect too much of a covid-related delay" for season four.

Have you watched season three of Castlevania? If you haven't got around to it yet, take a look at our review.