‘League of Legends’ Animated Series Arrives this Fall
First DOTA, now League of Legends. Netflix wants the gamer audience.
Only a couple of weeks ago we were talking about how Netflix and Valve’s DOTA animated show had locked a second season. Well, another MOBA video game is hitting the streamer soon: League of Legends, Riot Games’ behemoth.
Originally announced back in 2019, League of Legends: Arcane is the first step of the franchise into the animated world… at least in the form of a multiple-episode story; shorts and music videos based on the game have been common for a while. It’s been produced in-house, and the (vague) synopsis released in 2019 reads as follows:
“Set in utopian Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, the story follows the origins of two iconic League champions — and the power that will tear them apart.”
The trailer confirms the fans’ suspicions: the series will focus on Jinx and Vi, sisters that grow up to become enemies. That creative decision was a no-brainer, as they’re arguably two of the most famous characters from the game. If they’re looking to start expanding the LoL universe beyond the games (strategy card game Legends of Runeterra is also a thing), this appears to be a pretty safe bet. Check out the stylish teaser trailer below:
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The series will arrive this fall. For now, gaming and animation enthusiasts have plenty of promising Netflix-backed shows to look forward to, starting with Castlevania‘s final season later this month.
Francisco J. Ruiz is that guy who has watched Jurassic Park a thousand times and loves Star Wars. His hunger for movies is only matched by his love for video games. He graduated in English Studies from the University of Malaga, in Spain. As he keeps writing about what he enjoys (and doesn’t) for websites all over, he’s continuing his studies.