League of Legends animated series coming to Netflix
Netflix and Riot Games will bring the global League of Legends franchise to television with the animated event series Arcane, set to premiere on Netflix globally in “Fall” 2021.
Arcane is an animated series developed and produced by Riot Games in partnership with Fortiche Productions. The animated series is dubbed as Riot Games’ first series for television.
“League of Legends has inspired global fervor and fandom, and we’re thrilled to be the home of the first television series set in this universe, Arcane. The series promises to be a visually spectacular thrill ride that will have viewers on the edge of their seats,” said Dominique Bazay, Director, Original Animation for Netflix.
Set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, the story pursues the origins of two iconic League champions. Watch the announcement trailer below.
“Arcane was created as a love letter to our players and fans, who have been asking us for more cinematic experiences that dive deeper into the worlds and champions in League of Legends. Netflix, with its incredible global brand and shared goal of delivering premium, high quality content, is the perfect partner to help us bring Arcane to players around the globe,” said Shauna Spenley, Global President of Entertainment at Riot Games.
Furthermore, Riot Games has garnered over 14 billion views on its videos globally, and its League of Legends 2020 World Championship esports competition marked record-breaking viewership across multiple metrics. In fact, a total of beyond one billion hours of content was consumed globally, increasing League’s position as the most-watched esport, with the final match reaching a 23.04 million Average Minute Audience (AMA) and 45 million Peak Concurrent Users (PCU).
There’s no exact date yet for its premiere, but Netflix revealed it to come worldwide this “Fall.” Stay tuned to our page for more updates.