After the success of League of Legends: The Origins, a documentary bringing together fans, experts and creators of the Riot Games game to recount in detail the evolution of the phenomenon, from the first free demos to the world of e-sports … Netflix announces the production of a new project. An animated series by the name of Arcane, slated for fall 2021 worldwide.
One more project among the long list of video games that will be adapted into films or series on the different streaming platforms.
League of Legends’ Netflix series Arcane
It is an event allowing Riot Games to enter the audiovisual world after that of video games. With Arcane, the publisher produces an animated series in collaboration with the French studio Fortiche Productions. The series is expected for the end of 2021 all over the world and should appeal to all League of Legends fans.
The anime will take place in the popular game universe in the heart of the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed slums of Zaun, where we will discover the origins of two iconic League champions, and the power that separates them.
League of Legends has gathered a large community of fans around the world, and we are excited to be the receptacle of the very first TV series in this universe: Arcane. The series promises a visually spectacular adventure that is sure to hook viewers to their seats.
Dominique Bazay, Director of Original Animation for Netflix
For her part, Shauna Spenley, director of the Entertainment division at Riot Games is also very enthusiastic about this new collaboration with Netflix, but especially around the project which really aims to touch the fans in the heart.
Arcane was created as a love letter to our players and our fans, who always ask us for more cinematic experiences to take them deep into our universe and our League of Legends champions. Netflix, with its incredible international brand and its taste for quality products, is the perfect partner to help us bring Arcane to our players around the world.
Shauna Spenley, Entertainment Division Director at Riot Games
With 14 billion views generated, Riot Games’ video creations around League of Legends show just how much the community loves this kind of content. More than 11 years after the game’s release, the phenomenon continues to grow. Recently, the 2020 League of Legends World Cup final broke all audience records. It is the most watched competitive game in the world with a peak of 45 million spectators for the grand final.