The most successful online game of all time is branching out into an animated series from Netflix – with Vi and Jinx at its center.
The new animated series is from the creators of League of Legends, and the first series based on the uber-popular game franchise. Arcane is set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun and tells the story of League champions Jinx and Vi – and the power that’s tearing them apart.
Its short first look makes it clear that the series will be hard-hitting and action-packed. The two began their lives similarly, as criminals in Zaun, but their paths verged wildly with Jinx embracing the criminal life and Vi becoming an Enforcer. With their opposing roles chosen they become arch-rivals. The animated series will be digging into the relationship of the two from their youth to their current deadly rivalry.
A new clip arrived during Netflix’s Geeked Week that explores the dynamic of the two…
Nothing like a little sibling rivalry.
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 11, 2021
Dominique Bazay, Director of original animation for Netflix, had this to say about the series:
“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.”
Riot Games is using the game’s lore for the story, and they’ve hooked up animation company Fortiche Productions. Fortiche helped introduce Jinx back in 2013 with an animated trailer called Get Jinxed, which looks really similar to the new trailer. No voice cast has been announced.
Arcane is coming to Netflix this fall.