Posted on Saturday, September 14th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
Usually in Mortal Kombat, the words “Finish Him” mean certain doom. However, for the online series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, things are far from finished. The first season debuted in 2011 to great success and now director Kevin Tancharoen is gearing up to debut Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, the second season of the popular online show. Featuring classic characters like Raiden, Scorpion, Sub Zero, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Kitana and Mileena, the director promises “more action, fights, special effects, and overall, more of what fans want.”
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II debuts on Machinima September 26 and the final trailer has just been released. Check it out below.
Thanks to Machinima for the trailer.
Here’s the full press release on the show.
All of the second season of “Mortal Kombat: Legacy II” will debut worldwide at once Sept. 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, Scortcheson 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, ngorians 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!
“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,” said Chairman, Co-Founder, and CEO of Machinima Allen DeBevoise. “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 everything 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.”
“There has been so much anticipation around “Mortal Kombat: Legacy II,” said director and co-writer Kevin Tancharoen. “I’m excited to deliver this season to fans. There’s more action, fights, special effects, and overall, more of what fans want.”
“‘Mortal Kombat Legacy: II’ follows the record-breaking first season of the series and treats fans to an even higher caliber of online filmmaking,” said Lance Sloane, Producer, Warner Bros.
“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,” and Mark Dacascos (“Cradle 2 the Grave “) as “Kung Lao” – a close friend of “Liu Kang.” Additionally, Ian Anthony Dale (“Hawaii Five-O”) returns as the resurrected ninja “Scorpion,” and Cary Tagawa reprises the role he made famous in the “Mortal Kombat” theatrical release as the powerful, arrogant sorcerer “Shang Tsung.” “Mortal Kombat: Legacy II” is produced by Lance Sloane (“Act of Valor”) and Tancharoen.