Castlevania series announces voice cast including Richard Armitage and James Callis

The upcoming Castlevania Netflix series has announced its voice cast

Netflix’s upcoming Castlevania series has finally announced its voice cast just over a week before its premiere on 7 July, and it’s a pretty good one for genre fans.

Outlander and The Hobbit‘s Graham McTavish is taking on the role of Dracula, while Richard Armitage (also The Hobbit) is voicing vampire hunter Trevor Belmont, Battlestar Galactica‘s James Callis is Alucard, Alejandra Reynoso (GI Joe: Renegades) is Sypha Belnades, Emily Swallow (Supernatural) is playing Lisa Tepes, Matt Frewer (Orphan Black) is The Bishop and Tony Amendola (The Mask Of ZorroAnnabelle) is voicing The Elder.

McTavish and producer Adi Shankar announced the news is this adorable video:

The animated series is based on the Konami video game of the same name that became a popular title for the original Nintendo Entertainment System after being released in 1986. It follows the story of Trevor Belmont the vampire hunter, in this case played by Armitage, as he attempts to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Dracula and redeem his disgraced family name.

Shankar is producing the series for Netflix alongside Fred Seibert and Kevin Klonde, and has promised to deliver a more violent take on the video game. Comic book writer Warren Ellis (TransmetropolitanPlanetary) has written the series’ scripts.

Castlevania is available to stream on Netflix from 7 July 2017. Get all the latest fantasy news with every issue of SciFiNow.