Based on the hugely popular MOBA game, the highly anticipated animated series premieres the first of 3 3-episode acts on November 6.
Netflix and Riot Games have released the final trailer and poster art for their highly anticipated animated event series, Arcane. The series will also be available on Tencent video in China and marks Riot Games’ first series for television.
Based on the world behind League of Legends, Arcane dives into the delicate balance between the rich city of Piltover and the seedy underbelly of Zaun. Tensions between these city-states boil over with the creation of hextech — a way for any person to control magical energy - in Piltover; and in Zaun, a new drug called shimmer transforms humans into monsters. The rivalry between the cities splits families and friends as Arcane brings life to the relationships that shape some of League of Legends' famous champions including Vi, Jinx, Caitlyn, Jayce and Viktor. The series features a complex world filled with moral decisions, breathtaking animation and suspenseful storytelling.
Arcane is structured in three distinct acts with three episodes per act. The first three episodes focus on the very beginnings of the two sisters, Jinx and Vi, and will launch on November 6. The second act will launch a week later, November 13, and the third act will release on November 20.
- Act One - Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7:00 pm PST (episodes 1-3)
- Act Two - Saturday, Nov. 13 at 12:00 am PST (4-6)
- Act Three - Saturday, Nov. 20 at 12:00 am PST (7-9)
Check out the final series trailer:
Players will see familiar faces in Arcane, like Jinx, Vi, Jayce, and Caitlyn, and learn about the events that made them into the iconic champions as their stories are pushed forward. Players will also be introduced to some new faces too, like Vander and Silco, who are both citizens of Zaun and play critical roles in shaping the evolving world.
The series is created by Christian Linke and Alex Yee, executive produced by Linke, Marc Merrill, Brandon Beck, Jane Chung, and Thomas Vu. Co-executive producers include Yee, Pascal Charrue, Arnaud Delord, Jerôme Combe, Melinda Wunsch Dilger, and Ash Brannon. Pascal Charrue and Arnaud Delord direct; Linke, Yee, Brannon, Conor Sheehy, Nick Luddington, David Dunne, Ben St. John, and Mollie St. John serve as writers.
The voice cast includes Hailee Steinfeld (Vi); Ella Purnell (Jinx); Katie Leung (Caitlyn Kiramman); Kevin Alejandro (Jayce); Harry Lloyd (Viktor); Mick Wingert (Heimerdinger); Brett Tucker (Singed); JB Blanc (Vander); Yuri Lowenthal (Mylo); Roger Craig Smith (Claggor); Shohreh Aghdashloo (Grayson); Remy Hii (Marcus); Toks Olagundoye (Mel Medarda); Jason Spisak (Silco); and Mia Sinclair Jenness (Powder).
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.