There appears to be some drama surrounding Netflix’s successful animated series Castlevania (again). Following on from the controversy tied to the show’s creator Warren Ellis – who was removed from the project last year due to various allegations, the producer Adi Shankar is now making headlines.
Shankar seemingly won’t be involved in the Castlevania spin-off based on Rondo of Blood. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a lawsuit has been filed on his behalf at the Los Angeles Superior Court – with claims fellow producer Kevin Kolde “concocted a scheme” to expand the series of Castlevania without Shankar’s involvement and boost his own profits.
Shankar claims there was a verbal agreement between the parties – ensuring he would continue to be creatively involved with future Castlevania projects and would receive a 33% compensation stake. Shankar has also been confirmed as the producer for Netflix’s adaptations of Assassin’s Creed and Devil May Cry, so it’ll be interesting to see how this matter unfolds – even if Shankar’s claims don’t hold up.
Castlevania’s Rondo of Blood Netflix spin-off takes place in 1792 France and will feature Richter Belmont and Maria Renard.