Is an Arcane Netflix release date confirmed? When can audiences expect the League of Legends animated series to begin streaming?

The history of video game adaptations can perhaps most adequately be described as rocky.

From Super Mario Bros. to Warcraft, there have been some striking and ambitious attempts to bring some of the most beloved game properties to another medium. However, many have been widely disregarded by both fans of the existing property and casual audiences.

Nevertheless, if you’re a fan of a game, you can’t help but be intrigued when a movie or series adaptation is announced.

The latest to attract curiosity is Arcane, which marks League of Legends’ television debut. It is headed to Netflix.

This online multiplayer game was released in 2009 and achieved significant popularity; needless to say, excitement after the latest announcement has been swift and intense. So, has an Arcane Netflix release date been confirmed?

still from ‘Arcane: Animated Series | Official Netflix Announcement’, League of Legends, Netflix, YouTube

Arcane: Netflix release date confirmed?

  • Although a release date is yet to be confirmed, Arcane is expected to arrive on Netflix in fall 2021.

It has already been confirmed that Arcane is an animated series and, as well as Netflix, Deadline acknowledges that it also comes courtesy of League of Legends’ publisher, Riot Games.

Although we have no release date just yet, fans already have a taste of what to expect. The show is set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, and will explore the origins of two League champions.

Riot Games has developed and produced Arcane in partnership with Fortiche Productions.

Additionally, it’s worth addressing that it will premiere on Tencent Video in China, as a result of Riot Games’ deal with Tencent.

League of Legends fans react

Since the big announcement, a bunch of fans have flocked to Twitter to offer their thoughts and excitement for Arcane.

Check out a selection of tweets:

Shauna Spenley on bringing League of Legends animated series to Netflix

In the wake of the announcement, a number of key players have weighed in their excitement for the adaptation.

Dominique Bazay – Director of Original Animation for Netflix – has said: “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,”

Similarly, Shauna Spenley – Riot Games’ Global President of Entertainment – offered some thoughts:

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

Arcane is expected to arrive on Netflix later this year.

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