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League Of Legends: Arcane Coming To Netflix in Autumn 2021

Back in late 2019, Riot Games announced the production of Arcane, an animated series based on their hit game League Of Legends. The multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game has had a huge following among gamers online since it first arrived back in 2009, also becoming one of the most-watched games among fans of eSports. Its cast of colourful characters have featured in some very impressive animated promotional videos during this time, which have attracted a lot of attention, even beyond players of the game. A move into longer-form works seemed like a natural step for the studio.

At the time of the unveiling of the very cool looking first teaser, it was not known when or where we would get to see the finished product. Now we have answers to both those questions. It turns out that Netflix have picked it up, and it will stream in the autumn of this year.

The news came via a surprise trailer drop, which includes cuts of several shots showing us more of the project's awesome looking art style. Netflix describes the series:

From the creators of League of Legends comes a new animated series, Arcane. Set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, the story follows the origins of two iconic League champions-and the power that will tear them apart. 

It's described as a limited event series, meaning it will likely run for a short number of episodes (we'd wager it would be about six at the very most). It is also likely intended as a one-off, although of course there will be plenty of potential for more animation set in the LOL universe if this proves a success.

The series is developed and produced by Riot in partnership with Fortiche Productions.