Set in the demon-populated dark fantasy medieval Wallachia, the anime-influenced Castlevania series on Netflix follows a cast of both the villainous and the virtuous…or rather, those on the spectrum of virtuous. Setting a high bar for what makes a successful video game adaptation, this Frederator Studios-produced adult animated series takes its plot and character blueprints from the Konami video game franchise, with art work inspired by Ayami Kojima’s designs in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

With its copious amounts of gore, flesh-ripping, and gut-spilling, Castlevania is a far from sunny. The fourth and final season begins in a dark and dour place, where the main characters are worse off than ever before, but it ultimately makes a climb to hope as the series reaches its conclusion.

/Film spoke with Castlevania producer Kevin Kolde, whose credits also include the kid-friendly likes of Adventure Time and Bee and PuppyCat, about the fourth and final season. We talk about some plot details, so here’s your spoiler warning.

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