The first trailer for the Riot Games project and Netflix , Arcane finally released by the streamer. The trailer highlights the power struggles that many of the characters involved in the series experience. Along with the trailer, the series also finally got an official release date which falls on November 6, 2021.
Arcane is Riot Games’ first television series and will premiere on Netflix. The previously released photos and clips showcase their unique and stunning animation style and bring a new look at the franchise’s popular characters, namely Jinx and Vi.
While the Arcane voice actors are Hailee Steinfeld (Hawkeye, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and Ella Purnell (Army of the Dead), who lent their voices to characters Vi and Jinx. Joining the duo are Kevin Alejandro (Lucifer) as Jayce, Katie Leung (Harry Potter) as Caitlyn, Jason Spisak (Young Justice) as Silco, Toks Olagundoye (Castlevania) as Mel, JB Blanc (Dota: Dragon’s Blood) as Vander, and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones) as Viktor.
According to the official statement, Arcane Set in the utopian region of Piltover and the arid dungeons of Zaun, the story follows the origins of two iconic League champions—and the forces that will destroy them. Christian Linke of Riot Games serves as showrunner and co-creator of the series alongside Alex Yee. Linke and Yee revealed that they had been working on the project for 10 years, and that the story would revolve around brothers Vi and Jinx. Indeed, the two sisters have chosen paths that seem diametrically opposed and have since become fierce rivals in the larger context, so the revealed family dynamics are sure to be an interesting source of conflict to build on the series’ main storyline.
This animated series was originally announced some time ago as part of the 10th Anniversary celebrations League of Legends. The story targets an audience aged 14 and over and as in the gameplay, it allows them to explore some of the more mature themes.
Arcane which is lifted from the game franchise League of Legends this seems to add to the long list of video game adaptation series owned by Netflix. As we know, they have had Castlevania which will soon enter its third season as well DOTA: Dragon’s Blood as well as anime series from Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness which was just released some time ago.