League of Legends’ Animated Series ‘Arcane’ is Coming to Netflix in Fall 2021


League of Legends’ Animated Series ‘Arcane’ is Coming to Netflix in Fall 2021

Abhimannu Das
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  • League of Legends and Netflix have partnered to release a new animated series coming in Fall 2021.
  • The show is being produced by Fortiche Productions and Riot Games and it will be set in Piltover and Zaun.
  • The series is set to feature Vi, Jinx and a third mysterious character whose identity is yet to be revealed.

Netflix just posted a 19-second teaser for League of Legends’ upcoming animated series that will air in Fall 2021. While the teaser is very short, we get a glimpse of some of the characters from the Runeterra universe created by League of Legends. League of Legends champions Jinx and Vi make an appearance in the upcoming series which will be based in Piltover and Zaun. There is also a third mysterious character in the teaser which may be Viktor as he wields a similar staff-like weapon but his identity is not confirmed yet. 

Riot Games Partners With Fortiche Productions and Netflix to Bring ‘Arcane’ to Fans

Netflix and Riot Games are working together to bring Arcane to fans in Fall 2021. This will be Riot Games’ first TV series and it will feature Jinx and Vi, two of the oldest characters from League of Legends. While Jinx draws parallels to Harley Quinn from the DC universe and is a crazy character who loves to blow things up, Vi is a former criminal who is now working with the Wardens of Piltover. The identity of the mysterious hooded character in the cinematic is currently unknown but they share some characteristics with Viktor who is also from P&Z. 

Arcane is an animated series developed and produced by Riot Games in partnership with Fortiche Productions. Set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, the story follows the origins of Vi and Jinx. Dominique Bazay, Director, Original Animation for Netflix revealed “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.” 

Shauna Spenley, Global President of Entertainment at Riot Games stated that Arcane was created as a love letter to fans, who have been asking us for more cinematic experiences that dive deeper into the worlds and champions in League of Legends. Spenley stated, “Netflix, with its incredible global brand and the shared goal of delivering premium, high-quality content, is the perfect partner to help us bring Arcane to players around the globe.”

There is no confirmed release date yet but the series is slated for release in Fall 2021 which is between September 1 and November 30. 

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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