The cliché of "third time's a charm" may really be true for Netflix as after three contenders, one finally bags home the Best Animated Program at the Emmys for the streaming platform and it is none other than Arcane: League of Legends.
It took Netflix three attempts to bring home the highly coveted Best Animated Program at the Emmys and Arcane finally seals the deal for them as it takes home the award for the streaming platform during the 74th Emmy Awards. Big Mouth and BoJack Horseman were the first to try.
At the event, the co-creator of Arcane, Christian Linke received the award on behalf of the show saying, “Thank you this. It’s a big deal for us as we come from video games."
Linke added, "It’s been amazing to see the world embrace our characters and our stories so thanks to Netflix who believed in us from the beginning, thanks to Riot Games, who worked on the whole IP… and to all the people that have been with our game and League of Legends for the last 12 years or so who helped make it as big as it is now,”
Arcane: League of Legends bested Rick and Morty Season 5, The Simpsons Season 33, Bob's Burgers Season 12, and Marvel's What If..? Season 1.
Running with 9 episodes, Arcane: League of Legends Season 1 is created by Christian Linke and Alex Yee based on the Riot Games' League of Legends, directed by Pascal Charrue and Arnaud Delord, with the music compositions of Imagine Dragons and JID.
Arcane: League of Legends released on Netflix in November 2021 as an animated action-adventure series following the characters from Riot's League of Legends, Vi and Jinx, as a brewing war begins in the utopian city of Piltover.
Arcane: League of Legends was announced during the 10th anniversary celebration of the beloved game in 2019. After the first season aired on Netflix, the streaming platform and Riot Games announced that Arcane will have a second season for a post-2022 release.
Arcane: League of Legends Season 2 has no release date yet. Season 1 is currently streaming on Netflix.