Bootleg Multiverse

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Created byAdi Shankar
Owned byNetflix
Films and television
Animated seriesCastlevania (2017–)

Bootleg Multiverse[a] is an American animation franchise created for Netflix by Adi Shankar, which he named after his Bootleg Universe project. The series comprising this franchise are based on diverse video games from several companies around the world, featuring an anime-influenced style by various artists.


The franchise is being overviewed by Adi Shankar, who is known for his Bootleg Universe project of unauthorized productions based on popular culture satires.[1]

List of series[edit]

SeriesSeasonEpisodesOriginally releasedShowrunner(s)Based on
Castlevania14July 7, 2017 (2017-07-07)Adi Shankar, Fred Seibert, Ted Biaselli, Kevin Kolde,
Larry Tanz and Warren Ellis
Castlevania by Konami
28October 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)
310March 5, 2020 (2020-03-05)
Untitled Devil May Cry series1TBATBATBADevil May Cry by Capcom
Untitled Assassin's Creed series1TBATBATBAAssassin's Creed by Ubisoft
Untitled Hyper Light Drifter series1TBATBAAdi Shankar and Alx PrestonHyper Light Drifter by Playism and Heart Machine

Castlevania (2017–present)[edit]

When his wife is burned at the stake after being falsely accused of witchcraft, the vampire Count Dracula declares all the people of Wallachia will pay with their lives. He summons an army of demons which overruns the country, causing the people to live lives of fear and distrust. To combat this, the outcast monster hunter Trevor Belmont takes up arms against Dracula's forces, aided by the magician Sypha Belnades and Dracula's dhampir son Alucard.

The series is based on the video game series by Konami, and is written by Warren Ellis and produced by Frederator Studios, Powerhouse Animation Studios, Shankar Animation, Project 51 Productions and Mua Film.[2]

The series is currently in its third season.[3]

Untitled Devil May Cry series[edit]

A series based on Devil May Cry by Capcom is in development, making it the second adaptation of the game after Devil May Cry: The Animated Series.[4]

Untitled Assassin's Creed series[edit]

A series based on Assassin's Creed by Ubisoft is in development.[5]

Untitled Hyper Light Drifter series[edit]

A series based on Hyper Light Drifter by Playism and Heart Machine is in development.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bootleg Multiverse" is a working title, as no official name has been announced yet.


  1. ^ Gilman, Greg (August 8, 2013). "How 'Dredd' Producer Adi Shankar's Marvel Bootlegs Are Building a Buzzy Fanboy Brand". The Wrap. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  2. ^ Narcisse, Evan (August 2, 2017). "The Animation Studio That Made Castlevania Explains Why It Was a Dream Project". io9. Gizmodo. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  3. ^ Pederson, Erik (October 31, 2018). "'Castlevania' Renewed For Season 3 On Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Griffin, David (November 16, 2018). "Devil May Cry Series Joins Castlevania In New Multiverse From Adi Shankar". IGN. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Skrebels, Joe (July 5, 2017). "ASSASSIN'S CREED ANIME ANNOUNCED BY CASTLEVANIA NETFLIX PRODUCER". IGN. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  6. ^ Patches, Matt (March 28, 2019). "Hyper Light Drifter TV series in the works from creator Alx Preston and Castlevania's Adi Shankar". Polygon. Retrieved April 9, 2019.