Netflix's surprise hit Arcane is getting its own making-of documentary

Jinx in Arcane
(Image credit: Netflix)

Netflix’s League of Legends animated series Arcane is getting its own five-part behind-the-scenes documentary. As revealed during Netflix’s Geeked week, Bridging the Rift – set to air on Riot Games’ YouTube channel from August 4 – will chart the making of the universally beloved series.

Given how Arcane is still one of the streamer’s few series with a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes, Bridging the Rift will offer a unique insight into how a relatively fringe properly helped capture the imagination of the masses.

The first clip from the documentary, which you can see above, focuses on Arcane co-creator Christian Linke speaking about the partnership with the French animation studio Fortiche in developing Arcane.

"They just always had this X factor of these beautiful visuals that [are] super artistic and everything. It just always clicked, you know?" Linkne said of the team at Fortiche.

Arcane was a hit right out of the gate last year, conjuring up over 120 million hours watched in the first few weeks of release – and it’s led to a bright future on Netflix.

"Ready yourselves, friends," Riot Games wrote in a tweet last November, which was accompanied by a brief teaser. "Season 2 of Arcane is now in production. Where's a Hexgate when you need one?"

Haven’t caught the Arcane Hex yourself yet? Here’s why the show is the best possible introduction into the world of League of Legends. For more from the streamer, here are the best Netflix shows and best Netflix movies you should be watching right now.

Bradley Russell

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