The League of Legends franchise is finally getting its first animated series with “Arcane,” which premieres on Netflix all over the world in Fall 2021.
“Arcane,” which will be developed and produced by Riot Games and in partnership with Fortiche Productions, will be set in the League of Legends IP. It will be the video game development company’s first animated series for television.
The series will be set in Piltover and Zaun, a utopian region and an oppressed underground, respectively. It will follow the origins of two iconic League of Legends champions, and will narrativize the power that will tear the two apart.
According to Dominique Bazay, director of original animation for Netflix, “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.”
“‘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,” said Riot Games’ global president of entertainment, Shauna Spenley. “Netflix, with its incredible global brand and a shared goal of delivering premium, high-quality content, is the perfect partner to help us bring Arcane to players around the globe.”
Watch the official Netflix announcement for the League of Legends “Arcane” animated series here: