League of Legends spinoff Arcane turned out way better than many expected, (opens in new tab) ending up as a real hit on Netflix (#1 for 3 weeks after launching, and high 10 in 52 international locations) and introducing Riot’s universe to a wider viewers. Response was such that the present’s been confirmed for a second season (opens in new tab), and Riot has bought a chunk of the animation studio (opens in new tab) behind it.
Now Riot has introduced ‘Bridging the Rift’, a documentary concerning the making of Arcane. 5 episodes will probably be broadcast on YouTube, uploaded in a weekly cadence from Thursday August 4 onwards at 4 pm BST / 8 am PT / 11 am ET. A trailer for the collection is above.
The doc guarantees to go behind-the-scenes on the creation of the present from the beginning of the method proper as much as the worldwide launch. As one of many creators notes within the trailer: “there’s sufficient videogames the place the viewers asks for a film or a present for years and years and years… after which it sucks.”
Properly, Arcane didn’t suck, and it is even been choosing up gongs: it lately received 9 Annie Awards, and is up for extra on the Emmies later this 12 months. Most likely my favorite factor about Arcane, although, is that within the weeks following the present’s launch, the pick rate for the LoL characters involved skyrocketed (opens in new tab).
The second season would not but have a launch date, but here’s everything we know about it (opens in new tab).