'Castlevania' Season 3 Ending Explained: How the finale sets up the next vampire war and potential Season 4
Spoiler alert for 'Castlevania' Season 3 Episode 10 'Abandon All Hope'
Warren Ellis' 'Castlevania' is one of those unique shows that blends humor and horror in a perfect balance to create a heady concoction that we can't have enough of.
Ever since Season 2 ended, we've been eagerly waiting to see what's next in store for Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage), Sypha Belnades (Alejandra Reynoso), Alucard / Adrian Tepes (James Callis) and all the other intriguing characters at the heart of the series.
'Castlevania' Season 3 has finally arrived on Netflix, providing a brief interlude between wars and a gripping plotline that sets up some epic things to come.
By the end of the season, it's clear that there will be a Season 4, even though Netflix hasn't announced one yet, so here's how the final episode of Season 3 sets up the grand vampire war to come.
At the end of Episode 10, Carmilla (Jaime Murray) and her sisters, Lenore (Jessica Brown Findlay), Morana (Yasmine Al Massri) and Striga (Ivana Milicevic), are now all set to launch a war and carve an empire out of the chaotic remains of Wallachia that have been decimated after the last vampire war led by Dracula (Graham McTavish).
Lenore has also managed to enslave Hector (Theo James) and turn him into her personal forge master/sex-slave with a magic ring, giving the vampire sisters their own infernal army.
However, if Carmilla thinks her path to conquest will be easy, she couldn't be more wrong. Isaac (Adetokumboh M'Cormack) is on the brink of launching a deadly attack on her kingdom of Styria with his own army of night creatures, created from the bodies of the Magician's deceased slaves.
Trevor and Sypha's adventure this season probably won't have much bearing on where the story goes next, beyond leaving the two deeply scarred and traumatized by all that they have seen in Lindenberg.
However, Alucard seems to have found some of his father's devilish spark within himself after being betrayed by his new students Sumi (Rila Fukushima) and Taka (Toru Uchikado), impaling them on the gates of his castle as a reminder for any other would-be assassins.
So that's the lay of the land after Season 3 and with all the pieces in place for yet another vampire war to come, we can't wait to see what is next for our beloved and twisted characters.
All 10 episodes of 'Castlevania' Season 3 are currently available for streaming on Netflix.