The League of Legends universe has expanded much further than Summoner's Rift or the Howling Abyss. We have multiple games, multiple AU's in the form of skins, and now we're getting the final big boss: the Show. Yup, it's confirmed the LoL show of our dreams will be coming to Netflix soon. We have all the info for you right here.
Arcane – the name of the upcoming series – has already been announced previously. During the 10-year Riot Games' anniversary, we got a few glimpses of what we could expect from the series, but alas our good friend the COVID-19 Pandemic hit and Riot's exclusive series had to be put on the back burner.
Now, Netflix has confirmed that the series hasn't been forgotten. With a short trailer released yesterday, we've got millisecond glimpses of characters and action.
- More Info regarding Arcane: League of Legends "Arcane": Story & Release Date
When Will the LoL Netflix Series Arcane be Released?
Riot has announced that Arcane will be released on November 6, 2021. This is almost exactly two years since the first announcement of the League of Legends series.
A new full trailer was released over the weekend to get everyone excited and hyped up for the show. The animations are stunning and fans are sure to find out more about their favorite champion!
Together with the French studio Fortriche Productions, Riot seems to have worked overtime to get this Netflix series rolling. The production team did state that it is difficult to immerse oneself into the workflow due to the restrictions caused by the pandemic, but it seems that they managed to work through those worries since the series seems to be heading into the final stages of production and soon onto our laptop screens.
What is the LoL Netflix Series Arcane About?
Arcane is going to show the background story of two prominent League of Legends champions – Jinx and Vi – and how their friendship developed. Of course, these two won't be the only champions making an appearance in the series.
In a second trailer for the Netflix show Arcane, set to come out this fall, we get a glimpse into a grown-up Jinx and how she is slowly spiraling into madness, reliving her childhood trauma - we also get a scene where she kills a crow and we all know that Swain is out to get her now.
For those of you who aren't in the know-how, Swain used to roam Summoner's Rift with a crow on his shoulder. That was before his rework in 2018 and the crow was lovingly named Beatrice. Does this unjust killing of a crow – maybe Beatrice – in the Arcane trailer mean we will have some sort of Swain interactions within the Netflix Series? Who knows.
Riot also released a Dev Diaries video in which they explain why they chose Jinx and Vi as their main characters for the Netflix show Arcane. The two are sisters who couldn't be more different from one another and thus butt heads quite often - something many people with siblings can relate to. Also, Jinx and Vi are two of the most well-known and beloved characters from League of Legends, making them the perfect fit for this Netflix show.
Arcane is most likely the beginning of a vast universe in which more and more stories of Runeterra get put on the big screen. At least according to the Dev Diaries video, it seems like there is more to come, with the Netflix show Arcane being the first installment of more to come.
I'd like to let you in on a very important secret. pic.twitter.com/KZEQqLIlx3— Arcane (@arcaneshow) September 20, 2021
Who are the Champions in Arcane?
The story will mostly be about Jinx and Vi. They're the two we have seen the most of in the original trailer and the new one, but there are more champions who will make an appearance in the LoL Netflix series.
Since the series is most likely to play in Piltover and Zaun, characters from the twin cities will make their appearance. Judging by the original trailer, champions like Singed and Warwick could play a role. Of course, a portrait of Caitlyn was also seen, so she could also be a character in the Netflix show.
- Not sure where Piltover and Zaun is? Check out our Runeterra guide: Welcome to Runeterra
From various new Arcane trailers that have been released, multiple champions and known characters will be seen in Arcane. Caitlyn, Jayce, Viktor, Ezreal, and Corina (from Legends of Runeterra) can be spotted in the trailer, and some fans also believe Jhin, the virtuoso might also be making an appearance. Ekko isn't part of the trailer, but his history with Jinx make him a likely candidate to also show up in Arcane. New, totally unknown faces are Silco and Vander.
Who Are the Voices Behind Arcane?
Slowly but surely, Riot is revealing more and more. They've just revealed multiple voice actors for key characters from the Netflix series Arcane. These are the characters and matching voice actors whom we know of thus far — some names will be quite familiar even, but who are Silco and Vander?:
- Jinx - Ella Purnell
- Vi - Hailee Steinfeld
- Jayce - Kevin Alejandro
- Silco - Jason Spisak
- Caitlyn - Katie Leung
- Mel - Toks Olagundoye
- Vander - JB Blanc
- Viktor - Harry Lloyd
Oh more Arcane footage dropped on League's weibo. The animation is so good so far and voice actors are top notch https://t.co/Fc2XFPT15S— Spideraxe (@Spideraxe30) August 8, 2021
More Arcane Details Revealed on Weibo
More details about the story of Arcane were revealed with a scene of the actual show being leaked on the League of Legends Weibo. It shows a young Jinx and Vi as they sit on a rooftop looking down at the city of Piltover. This scene has people getting even more excited for the upcoming Netflix series and some have even had their 'faith in lore' restored after the disaster of the Sentinels Event.
Interested in more Lore?
You're sick and tired of seeing all these bunker codes and want to curate what you see on EarlyGame? Well, don't worry we've got just the thing for you! Sign up for MyEarlyGame and you can choose what content you want to see! No more annoying bunker articles for you!
Original Article by EarlyGame Author Eric Ganther