This weekend, Netflix’s Tudum streaming event featured a beautiful new trailer for Arcane, the animated series inspired by League of Legend. The trailer was first shown during the Tudum streaming event on Saturday. Furthermore, a new look at the series revealed that it will be available on Netflix in November, with additional episodes to follow in the following weeks. The trailer’s release coincides with the announcement of the show’s cast, which includes Hailee Steinfeld (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse), Ella Purnell (Army of the Dead), and Kevin Alejandro (Arrow) as Vi, Jinx, and Jayce.
During Arcane’s run, the focus will be on two important relationships in the League of Legends universe. The first is the bond that exists between the sisters Vi and Jinx, who are both League of Legends champions themselves. Even though the sisters had a difficult childhood together, their paths eventually diverged, resulting in vastly different adult lives. Several other League characters, as well as a few brand new characters, will appear as pivotal figures in their journey.
It will also delve into one of the most intriguing stories in Runeterra: the conflict between the cities of Piltover and Zaun, which will be explored in depth. Although technically two cities in the same location, Piltover and Zaun are distinguished by the fact that Piltover is the glitzy upper level and Zaun is the seedy underbelly. Although Piltover has been slowly eroding Zaun’s power for years, the invention of Hextech technology begins to shift the balance of power, thanks to Zaun’s willingness to use the technology in whatever ways are necessary to achieve his goals.
Arcane is a coproduction between Riot Games and Netflix, and it is being animated by Fortiche Productions, an animation studio that has previously collaborated with Riot Games on several League of Legends cinematic productions.
The first episode of the series will be released on November 6, immediately following the conclusion of the League of Legends 2021 World Championship Finals. The second act of the trilogy will be released on November 13, and the third act will be released on November 20. Three episodes will be included in each act.