Well, you may have seen the news that Netflix is adding an original show in 2017 based on a wildly popular video game series…

That’s right…the Belmont Family is back to continue its immortal feud with the undead. But this brings about a larger discussion about video games and how well they translate to other mediums. From Super Mario Bros. to Lara Croft Tomb Raider to Assassin’s Creed, video games haven’t always translated well to the big screen.

So why do I think Castlevania will succeed where its predecessors have failed?

That big, beautiful N.

Look at what Netflix has done with the Marvel properties they were given. They are both popular and critically acclaimed. When you look at the stories that Netflix has been able to tell on adopted characters, it has to fill you with confidence knowing that Castlevania will get a “Marvel-esque” treatment, and plenty of time to tell a well-developed story.

Stick around to the end of the show when I give you a chance to shape how the next episode will sound. And as always, thanks for tuning in, sharing with your friends, and being the best dang audience around!