Arcane (TV series)

Arcane Promo.jpg
Also known asArcane: League of Legends
Created by
  • Christian Linke
  • Alex Yee
Based onLeague of Legends
by Riot Games
Written by
  • Christian Linke
  • Alex Yee
Story by
Directed by
  • Pascal Charrue
  • Arnaud Delord
Voices of
Opening theme"Enemy" by Imagine Dragons featuring JID
Country of origin
  • France
  • United States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Executive producers
  • Christian Linke
  • Marc Merill
  • Brandon Beck
  • Jane Chung
  • Thomas Vu
Running time39–44 minutes
Production companies
  • Fortiche Production
  • Riot Games
Original networkNetflix
Picture format1080p HDR widescreen
Audio format5.1 surround sound
Original releaseNovember 6, 2021 (2021-11-06) –
present (present)
External links
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Arcane (titled onscreen as Arcane: League of Legends) is a 2021 adult animated streaming television series. It is set in the League of Legends universe.[1][2] The series was announced at the League of Legends 10th anniversary celebration.[3] It was produced by French animation studio Fortiche under the supervision of Riot Games. Set in the past relative to the League of Legends universe, Arcane serves as a prequel to the game and retells the origin stories of several characters from Piltover and Zaun. Like the game on which it is based, Arcane is aimed at a "16+" audience.[4] Many news outlets have also noted that the show appeals to both casual viewers who have never played League and to longtime fans of the game.[5][6][7]

The series has received acclaim from critics, who praised its animation, story, world-building, characters, and voice acting.[8][9] It also set the record as Netflix's best-rated show so far within a week of its premiere, ranked 1st on the Netflix Top 10 Chart in 52 countries, and ranked 2nd on the chart in the United States.[10][11][12] On November 20, 2021, following the conclusion of Arcane's first season, Riot Games and Netflix announced that a second season was in production for a post-2022 release.[13][14]

  1. ^ Palmer, Philip (October 22, 2019). "League of Legends Arcane TV series: Release date, story, characters, and everything we know". PC Gamer. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "Riot Games Developing Animated Series Based on 'League of Legends'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  3. ^ Arcane: Animated Series Announcement | Riot Pls: 10th Anniversary Edition - League of Legends, retrieved March 14, 2020
  4. ^ "Riot Games reveals details about Arcane animated series". Daily Esports. October 16, 2019. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
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  8. ^ Goslin, Austen (November 6–20, 2021). "Netflix's Arcane is the best story League of Legends has ever had". Polygon. Retrieved November 17, 2021.
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  10. ^ Santos, Marc (November 10, 2021). "'Arcane' Sets Record As Netflix's Best Rated Show". International Business Times. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  11. ^ Tassi, Paul. "'Arcane' Is Netflix's #1 Show In 52 Countries, But Struggling In The US". Forbes. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  12. ^ "League Of Legends' Arcane Is The Best Show On Netflix Right Now". Kotaku. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  13. ^ Bankhurst, Adam. "Arcane, Netflix's League of Legends Animated Series, Is Officially Getting a Second Season". IGN. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
  14. ^ Laurent, Nicolo [@niiicolo] (November 20, 2021). "So yeah, we are working on #arcane season 2. The good news: you won't have to wait for 6 years (the time it took us to making season 1) The bad news: it's not coming in 2022" (Tweet). Retrieved November 21, 2021 – via Twitter.

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