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'Mortal Kombat: Legacy' Season 2 to Debut Spring of 2013

Production is already under way in Los Angeles, with the first clip to be unveiled at the Streamy Awards on February 17.
Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 will debut in the second quarter of 2013
Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 will debut in the second quarter of 2013
A second season of the hit live-action web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy is currently in production in Los Angeles and will debut worldwide in Q2 2013 exclusively on Machinima, the number one entertainment network on YouTube. Based on the best-selling Mortal Kombat video game franchise, Kevin Tancharoen (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) returns to direct and co-write Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 alongside writers Josh Baizer and {no_person (Dead Loss).

The first season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy was one of the most-viewed web series of 2011 with more than 60 million views to date on Machinima. In the second season the saga continues as Liu Kang and Ermac join the ranks of fighters introduced in the first season of the web series including Kenshi, Kung Lao, Kuai Lang, Stryker, Kitana, Mileena, Johnny Cage, Scorpion and Sub Zero. This new season will uncover the rivalries and histories of these fierce warriors as Raiden and his recruits clash against the dark forces of Outworld. The epic battle for Earthrealm has finally begun!

Here's what series creator Kevin Tancharoen had to say about the new season.

"Fans are in for a real treat with the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy. With added visual effects and storylines that dive deeper into our warriors as they make their way to the tournament, we're taking this series to a whole new level. I'm really looking forward to showing fans the first clip during the Streamy Awards on February 17."


Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 features stars from television and film - many of whom have real-world martial arts experience. 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," 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."

Machinima co-founder and CEO Allen DeBevoise had this to say about the new season.

"Machinima and our audience have been eagerly awaiting the next chapter in this series, and I'm thrilled to announce that Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 will return to its original home on Machinima. We have become a destination for episodic narrative series thanks in part to the first season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, and we look forward to breaking new ground with this much anticipated new season."


Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 comes from producer Lance Sloane (H+, Act of Valor) and Kevin Tancharoen (Mortal Kombat: Legacy) who also serves as the series' director. Production services are provided by Bandito Brothers, and Hayden Roush and Marina Stabile serve as Line Producers. The series is written by Josh Baizer, Marshall Johnson and Kevin Tancharoen. Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2 is produced by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and distributed by Machinima, Inc.

Mortal Kombat was first released on October 8, 1992. Since then it has become known as one of the darkest fighting games on the market. Famed for its mortal competition, fatalities and dark sense of humor, the game has been released on all major consoles, as well as arcade machines. The original development team, now known as NetherRealm Studios, led by creative director Ed Boon, continues to develop the game and build upon the existing success and rich story it has created to date.

The latest chapter of "Mortal Kombat" was released in 2011 by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, marking a triumphant return to the series' roots in the fastest and most brutal installment to date. The game returned to a mature presentation and reinvented its classic 2D fighting mechanic in addition to adding new game play features including tag team, a deeper story mode, and nostalgic arcade battle online and offline. Selling more than three 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.


Sources: Warner Bros. Digital Distribution

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Comments (8)

  1. Justhim_sir

    I was hoping it had a tv spot but I guess this will do, get to watch it anytime.

    2 years agoby @justhim-sirFlag

  2. Replicant

    Hadn't they decided to actually pick up the movie after the success of season 1?

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  3. ChristinaM15

    Yess! So excited!

    2 years agoby @christina-montanaFlag

  4. CUPID

    Cant wait.

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  5. ROFLitschristian

    About damn time.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  6. ROFLitschristian

    @skywise Couldn't agree more.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  7. skywise

    The first had its up and downs but was pretty fun as a whole. Looking forward to this.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  8. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    More episodes this time

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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