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WATCH: First Look at League of Legends: Arcane Netflix Series

Netflix expands its library of game adaptations with Arcane.
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Netflix and Riot Games are bringing the League of Legends franchise to television with Arcane. The animated show, which is set in League of Legends Influence Point or IP, will premiere in fall 2021. Featuring the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, its story follows the origins of two iconic League champions and the power that will tear them apart. 

Arcane’s Plot is a Love Letter to Fans

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,” says Dominique Bazay, director of Netflix’s original animation department. 

Photo by Netflix, Riot Games.
Photo by Netflix, Riot Games.
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More than its massive battle arena and gameplay, fans will love the backstory of the heroes in League of Legends, from which Arcane’s plot is collectively based. 

“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,” says Shauna Spenley, global president of entertainment at Riot Games.

Arcane is the latest in Netflix’s growing library of adaptations from games. Netflix released Dota: Dragon’s Blood in February, another animated series based on popular MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game DOTA 2. Game-inspired Netflix Originals also include Assassin’s Creed, Castlevania, Cuphead, and Resident Evil: Infinite DarknessArcane is also the first series for television from Riot Games.

Here's Riot Games' first and second teaser trailers for the Netflix series. 

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