Netflix is streaming and has renewed a new season of an animated series about the French revolution, Castlevania Nocturne, that features a Haitian heroine who escapes from slavery.

The show, a dark fantasy action series for adults, is set in 1792 during the French Revolution in a commune called Machecoul. The series follows the young vampire hunter Richter Belmont and his adoptive sister Maria Renard as they make new allies and attempt to prevent the apocalyptic rise of a godlike Vampire Messiah. That’s how they meet Annette, a sorceress who fled from slavery in Saint-Domingue, the French Caribbean territory’s name before Haiti became independent in 1804.


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Ralph Delly is an award-winning music and entertainment journalist with extensive experience covering the Haitian Music Industry and the Haitian-American community. He has worked in Haiti and the United States at such media organizations as Radio Metropole, WNWK/107.5 FM, Radio Soleil d’Haïti and The Haitian Time – where he penned the popular “The Delly Dish” gossip column. Dellys has worked with numerous artists in the HMI, including Zin, Lakol, Phantoms, Zenglen, Sokute, Jam, See Well and 509 – to name a few. Delly graduated from Carlos Albizu University of Miami and City College of New York (CUNY)