Netflix’s animated productions continue to grow, even beyond the anime spaces.
Today it became known, thanks to a report by Deadline, that the streaming platform will extend its collaboration agreement with Powerhouse Animation. After creating the extraordinary success of Castlevania, they prepare to move on.
The list of collaborations grows larger as the months go by, with not only the series based on the classic Konami game but with a row of projects already present on the platform, such as Blood of Zeus, Six Hands, and the next premiere Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
Developed by Kevin Smith and based on the classic He-Man and The Masters of the Universe series, Netflix is once again betting on a nostalgic brand to take advantage of it.
Similarly, Powerhouse has two franchises on the table for future projects, such as Tomb Raider and Skull Island. Betting on taking these stories to formats that are not usual for them, such as episodic series.
Thanks to Dracula
The success of the animated adaptation of the Castlevania story is the stellar foundation of this partnership. A rather excessive development work that had the construction of the writer Warren Ellis.
The four seasons that narrate the war between Dracula and humanity that killed the woman he loved, where champions from both sides fight for their own agendas.
As with studios like Production IG or Studio Mir, Powerhose is part of Netflix’s move to alter the way animation is distributed around the world.
Taking the ideas of a creative laureate to a high level of animation seems to be the method of success for this study, so we will surely continue to see many quality works from now on.