Riot Games is kicking off "Bridging the Rift," a documentary series that looks back at the creation of last fall's flagship animated series, Arcane, based on the hit game League of Legends. Through five episodes, broadcast for free on the League of Legends YouTube channel from August 4 to September 1 every Thursday at 4 pm BST, fans will have the chance to take a ‘behind the scenes’ look of the show. Riot Games and Fortiche will tell the story of Arcane from its birth all the way to the global release.
Co-produced by Riot Games and French animation studio Fortiche Production, the series quickly became #1 in views on Netflix upon its release in November 2021, holding the top spot for three straight weeks, as well as reaching the top 10 in 52 countries. The series recently won nine Annie Awards, and is up for Best Animated Program and Best Sound Editing at the Emmy Awards in September 2022. Arcane was also in the official selection of the Annecy 2022 Festival, in the TV/Film category, with episode 6 "When the Empire Collapses".
Powered by French studio Fortiche - the studio behind various Riot projects such as Imagine Dragons' Get Jinxed, Rise, Warriors and ENEMY or K/DA's POP/STARS - the series illustrates the resounding and eventful beginnings of iconic champions like Jinx, Vi, Caitlyn, Jayce and Viktor - between Piltover and Zaun - in the midst of a period of unrest.
A second season has been announced - with a yet to be revealed launch date.
About Riot Games
Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, we released our debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.
With League in its second decade, we’re continuing to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, VALORANT, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and multiple work-in-progress titles. In addition, Riot Forge gives developers access to Riot’s IP to create games like Ruined King and plenty of other adventures across Runeterra. We’re also expanding the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, board games, and Arcane, our popular animated series.
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