Machinima has posted a trailer for the upcoming second season of the popular web series.
Mortal Kombat: Legacy was an incredible series, depicting the origin stories of several of Mortal Kombat’s most famous fighters across 9 webisodes. Despite a lack of financial backing from Warner Bros. (though the studio did give permission to use the MK IP), the series gathered some surprising talent, including Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan (as Jax and Sonya, respectively).
With over 60 million views, the short series (in total: about the length of a feature film) was one of the most successful ever. Now, for the second season, Warner Bros. is on board for production and financial help, and the story of Mortal Kombat will continue as more of the famous fighters are introduced. Machinima will continue to serve as distribution partner.
This trailer shows off some of the new characters and new talent that the second season will bring:
Most notable appearance there is Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who is reprising his role as Shang Tsung, which he also played in the films Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation back in the 90s. He takes over the role from Johnson Phan, who played the part in the first season. We also see Brian Tee as Liu Kang and Mark Dacascos as Kung Lao.
The production values look just as great as the first season, but the quality is still up in the air, as the original director of the series is only helping with this second season, as his time has been split between this project and the development of a new Mortal Kombat film reboot over at Warner Bros.
No word if that film will be related to the universe created by Legacy, or if it will start another new tangential story-line. Oren Uziel, who wrote the original short film that Legacy is based on, will be penning the film, though he had no hand in the creation of Legacy. So likely, the new film will be an extension of that original short, ignoring most of what Legacy already extrapolated. Hopefully, the canon won’t become so confused that it puts fans off.
There is no release date yet for Mortal Kombat: Legacy season 2, but with post-production wrapping up, it will likely be in the next few months. The new Mortal Kombat film reboot is still in development, and will likely not be ready until 2016, even if there are no delays to the process.