Arcane will be Riot Games’ first television series and will premiere in 3 Acts. Episodes 1 to 3 will be released on the 6th of November, focusing on the beginning of the two sisters. Episodes 4-6 will release one week later on the 13th of November, and episodes 7-9 will release on the 20th of November. You can also check the exact timings on the image below:
The show will be broadcast around the world via Netflix, while it will be shown on Tencent Video in China. It’ll be a great way to celebrate the League of Legends 2021 World Championship finals, which are scheduled to end only a few hours prior to the showing.
Arcane was first announced back in 2019. In their 10 year retrospective, Riot Games revealed a number of projects their teams were working on besides their mainstay title, League of Legends. This included their current FPS title, Valorant, an upcoming fighting game and notably an animated series.
In May, it was revealed that Netflix would host the series. The cast was only revealed last week and had several interesting headliners. Hailee Steinfield, the co-star in the upcoming Marvel series Hawkeye, will voice Vi. Arcane’s trailer featured several other well-known, playable characters from League of Legends. In the trailer we could see Caitlyn, Jayce, Vi, Jinx, and Heimerdinger.
The plot seems to take place in Piltover and Zaun, a steampunk layered city in Runeterra. The story will seemingly be focused around Vi and her relationship with her sister, Jinx. Other characters will likely make extended appearances. Netflix subscribers can watch the first act on the 6th of November.