Netflix unveils voice cast for upcoming League of Legends animated series Arcane
Netflix has revealed the voiceover cast for the upcoming League of Legends animated series, Esoteric.
With many familiar faces from the entertainment industry taking on the voices of iconic League champion, Esoteric tells the origin story of some of the game’s most prolific original characters through an all-new lens.
The lead role of Vi will be played by Hailee Steinfeld. Steinfeld has appeared in several big movies over the past few years and recently worked in voiceover on the 2018 film. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, in which she plays the role of Gwen Stacy.
Earlier today, Netflix and Riot revealed who League champions will appear in the animated series. Other familiar faces in the game include Jinx, Caitlyn, Jayce, and Viktor, in addition to several other original characters made specifically for the series.
The role of Caitlyn will be directed by Katie Leung, who is best known for her role as Cho Chang in the Harry potter series of films. Caitlyn’s nemesis Jinx will be played by Ella Purnell, who recently worked with Netflix on the 2021 film, Army of the dead, in which she appeared as the main actress in the role of Kate Ward.
The roles of others League champions, including Jayce and Viktor, will be piloted by Lucifer actor Kevin Alejandro and Counterpart star Harry Lloyd, respectively. Three original characters, named Mel, Silco, and Vander, will also appear in Esoteric. Mel will be played by veteran voice actor Toks Olagundoye, while Silco will be played by Jason Spisak, the latter having provided vocals for nearly 100 video games, including Fallout: New Vegas, Guild Wars 2, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
The Esoteric The vocal cast is complemented by JB Blanc playing the character of Vander. White is another longtime video game-centric actor who fans might recognize as the voice of Caustic in Apex Legends and Braum in League.
Netflix too revealed that more surprises surroundings Esoteric are on their way later this week. A full trailer for Esoteric will be released this Saturday, September 25. No release date has been announced for Esoteric for now, but with the amount of promotional material for the show circulating on the internet lately, fans have good reason to believe that an announcement for the series premiere may be imminent.
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