There seems to be some drama surrounding the hit Netflix animated series Castlevania (again). Following the controversy over series creator Warren Ellis – who was pulled from the project last year due to various allegations, producer Adi Shankar is now making headlines.
Shankar will apparently not 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 in Los Angeles Superior Court – with allegations that producer Kevin Kolde “hatched a ploy” to expand the Castlevania series without Shankar’s involvement. and increase its own profits.
Shankar claims there was a verbal agreement between the parties – ensuring that he would continue to be creatively involved in future Castlevania projects and receive a 33% stake. Shankar has also been confirmed as the producer of the Netflix adaptations of Assassin’s Creed and The devil can crySo it will be interesting to see how this case plays out – even if Shankar’s claims don’t hold up.
The Castlevania Rondo of Blood Netflix spin-off takes place in 1792 in France and will star Richter Belmont and Maria Renard.
[source hollywoodreporter.com, via gamerant.com]