Netflix Has Cancelled Fantasy Hit Shadow and Bone

Ben Barnes as the Darkling and Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov in Shadow and Bone.Image: Netflix It’s a sad day for fans of Netflix’ Shadow and Bone. The series adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s fantasy novels—which was developed by Arrival’s Eric Heisserer and gobbled up by passionate viewers—will not return for a third season. This cancellation … Read more

Skybound Revives Spike & Mike’s Animation Festival Showcase

During this weekend’s Toronto Animation Industry Conference, Invincible company Skybound Entertainment revealed it’s acquired the rights to Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation. The M3 MacBook Pro: Made Dark for Halloween Older fans may remember the event—named after Craig “Spike” Decker and the late Mike Gribble—as a showcase for animated shorts defined as “cutting edge, … Read more

Castlevania Nocturne’s Divine Bloodlines Scene Is Its Greatest

Nocturne, the new successor series to Netflix’s excellent animated Castlevania adaptations, plays with its legacy in some truly smart ways—both as a successor show metatextually, and narratively as its heroes navigate being part of a generational supernatural conflict. But one of its greatest moments is a fascinating mirror to one in the original series, and … Read more

Castlevania Nocturne’s Cold Open Explores Bloody Belmont Legacy

Netflix’s new Castlevania show, Nocturne, is set hundreds of years after the events of the original series, with a long-line descendant of heroes Trevor Belmont and Sypha Belnades, Richter, headlining the cast. What better way to connect the Belmont Clan bloodline across shows than immediately giving the poor young lad tragedy, violence, and monsters to … Read more