We’ve been following developments on the new, upcoming digital series Mortal Kombat: Legacy for some time now. First, when it was just a really cool short film and later when it was given the green light and turned into a full blow series.
Now, we’re glad to bring you the official word that the new series has a premiere date and where you’ll be able to watch it. According to a press release, the show will premiere on April 12th and be exclusively on the website Machinima.com, one of YouTube’s largest entertainment networks.
The series is directed by Kevin Tancharoen and stars Jeri Ryan as “Sonya Blade,” Michael Jai White as “Major Jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs” and Darren Shahlavi as “Kano,” and will “take gamers deep into the history of the warriors they know and love.”
“With over 500 million monthly video views and 50 million monthly viewers, Machinima has the world’s most highly-engaged gaming audience, which makes this agreement with Warner Bros. such a great fit,” said Allen DeBevoise, Chairman and CEO of Machinima, Inc. “Mortal Kombat is an epic franchise with a rich story and characters, we’re truly excited to bring ‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy’ to our community.
With our global scale and reach, we can now drive greater engagement and viewership than anyone for entertainment properties that fit our young, male-centric demo. Kevin’s new incarnation of the Mortal Kombat franchise is precisely the type of world-class, high-octane action content that our audience will love.”
Sounds cool. We’ll be there on April 12th. In the meantime, check out a preview scene for the series after the break.