Nearly seven months after the debut of the first trailer, Machinima has released the second trailer for Season 2 of Mortal Kombat: Legacy. It was also announced that the whole season will debut in its entirety on Thursday, September 26, take a cue from the Netflix model employed with shows such as Arrested Development and House of Cards. Take a look at the latest footage from series creator Kevin Tancharoen's upcoming season, then read the official press release for more details.
All of the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy II will debut worldwide at once September 26, 2013, exclusively on Machinima (YouTube.com/Machinima), the number one video entertainment network for young males around the world. Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, produced by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, is the hit live action web series based on the legendary Mortal Kombat video game franchise, co-created by Ed Boon, developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Mortal Kombat: Legacy II is directed by Kevin Tancharoen (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) and co-written by Josh Baizer and Marshall Johnson (Dead Loss).
The first season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy was one of 2011's most-viewed web series and has generated more than 70 million views to date on Machinima. In the highly anticipated second season, the saga continues as Liu Kang and Ermac join the ranks of fighters introduced in the series' first season, including Kenshi, Kung Lao, Kuai Lang, Stryker, Kitana, Mileena, Johnny Cage, Scorpion and Sub- Zero. This new season uncovers the rivalries and histories of these fierce warriors as Raiden and his recruits clash against the dark forces of Outworld. Chronicling the tournament and the interweaving storylines of the most beloved Kombatants, fans also will learn of the complex relationship between Liu Kang and Kung Lao and revisit the complicated family dynamic of Kitana and Mileena. The epic battle for EarthRealm has finally begun!
Here's what Machinima Chairman, Co-Founder and CEO Allen DeBevoise had to say about the show's new all-at-once format.
"Machinima has a passionate and engaged global audience. Our audience isn't shy. They tell us what content they want and how they want to watch and interact with it. This is why we decided to deliver all of Mortal Kombat: Legacy II at once. There is no need to wait to see what happens next, they can enjoy the episodes back to back. With companies like Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and HBO GO as destinations where consumers can watch multiple episodes consecutively, binge-viewing is a major movement in online video. We're a part of this movement, and we expect this to make for an amazing and extremely engaging user experience."
Series creator and director Kevin Tancharoen had this to say in his own statement.
"There has been so much anticipation around Mortal Kombat: Legacy II. I'm excited to deliver this season to fans. There's more action, fights, special effects, and overall, more of what fans want."
Producer Lance Sloane also released the following statement.
"Mortal Kombat: Legacy II follows the record-breaking first season of the series and treats fans to an even higher caliber of online filmmaking."
"Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition" was recently released on Steam and is also available for purchase on major gaming consoles. The latest chapter of Mortal Kombat was released in 2011 by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, marking a triumphant return to the series' roots. Selling nearly five million units worldwide, the reinvention of the franchise became the highest-selling fighting game of the year and won numerous "Best Fighting Game" awards, including Spike TV's 2011 Video Game Awards, 2012 Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Interactive Achievement Awards, and recognition from Game Informer, Official Xbox Magazine and GameTrailers.com.
Tancharoen (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) returns as director and co-writer of Mortal Kombat: Legacy II alongside writers Josh Baizer and Marshall Johnson (Dead Loss). The cast includes Harry Shum Jr. (Glee) as the warlord adviser "Kuai Liang," Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) as martial arts film actor "Johnny Cage," Brian Tee (The Wolverine) as Shaolin Monk "Liu Kang," Mark Dacascos (Cradle 2 The Grave) as "Kung Lao" - a close friend of "Liu Kang." Additionally, Ian Anthony Dale (Hawaii Five-0) returns as the resurrected ninja "Scorpion," and reprising his role he made famous in the Mortal Kombat theatrical release - Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as the powerful, arrogant sorcerer "Shang Tsung." Mortal Kombat: Legacy II is produced by Lance Sloane (Act of Valor) and Tancharoen.