Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for the new animated series adaptation of the famous video game franchise League of Legends. It looks great! The series is called Arcane, and it’s set in the utopian realm of Piltover and the enslaved underground of Zaun.
The story is about the “origins of two iconic League champions-and the power that will tear them apart.” The trailer stars characters such as Vi and Jinx and it looks like it’s going to be packed with a lot of amazing action! While it doesn’t show a lot of footage, it looks like it could be a fabulous show!
Greg Street, head of creative development at Riot previously said, “It’s not a light-hearted show. There are some serious themes that we explore there, so we wouldn’t want kids tuning in and expecting something that it’s not.”
Co-creator Brandon Beck added, “Arcane is one of these big, exciting endeavors for us. Originally, League started off with a bunch of characters and we threw them together really quickly. Over time, players became really attached to the characters and we wanted to build more of a universe around them. We have been, over the last few years, experimenting with what can longer-form epic storytelling look like. Animation felt like a natural way for us to deliver a fantastical world.”
Arcane will air on Netflix in fall 2021.