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Mortal Kombat Legacy season 2 confirmed for release in second quarter of 2013

Posted by DreamKing23
December 3, 2012 at 10:53 a.m. PST
Warner Bros. has announced that the second season of the web series Mortal Kombat Legacy has been confirmed and will be premiering in the second quarter of 2013. The series will retain Kevin Tancharoen as the director for the project and a list of actors with the characters they will be playing can be found below.

The first clip for season 2 of Mortal Kombat Legacy will be show at the 2013 Steamy Awards on February 17. You can check out the official press release from Warner Bros. after the jump.


Casper Van Dien as Johnny Cage


Brian Tee as Liu Kang


Harry Shum Jr. as Kuai Liang (Sub Zero)


Ian Anthony Dale as Scorpion


Cary Tagawa as Shang Tsung

Official Cast


• Ian Anthony Dale as Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion
• Sam Tjhia as Princess Kitana
• Darren Shahlavi as Kano
• Harry Shum Jr. as Kuai Liang/Sub-Zero 2
• Cary Tagawa as Shang Tsung
• Brian Tee as Liu Kang
• Mark Dacascos as Kung Lao
• Casper Van Dien as Johnny Cage

Not Returning


• Matt Mullins (Johnny Cage)
• Tahmoh Penikett (Kurtis Stryker)
• Jeri Ryan (Sonya Blade)
• Jolene Tran (Mileena)

Characters Set To Appear In Season 2


• Scorpion
• Sub-Zero
• Jax
• Sonya Blade
• Stryker
• Kano
• Liu Kang
• Kung Lao
• Raiden
• Johnny Cage
• Kitana
• Mileena
• Baraka
• Ermac
• Shang Tsung
• Quan Chi
• Kenshi

“MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY 2” WEB SERIES TO DEBUT WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVELY ON MACHINIMA IN SECOND QUARTER OF 2013

EAGERLY AWAITED SECOND SEASON OF THE HIT LIVE-ACTION WEB SERIES IS CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION IN LOS ANGELES

DIRECTED BY KEVIN TANCHAROEN (“MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY”), SERIES STARS HARRY SHUM, JR. (“GLEE”) AS “KUAI LIANG,” CASPER VAN DIEN (“STARSHIP TROOPERS”) AS “JOHNNY CAGE,” BRIAN TEE (“THE WOLVERINE”) AS “LIU KANG,” IAN ANTHONY DALE (“HAWAII FIVE-O”) AS “SCORPION,” AND CARY TAGAWA (“MORTAL KOMBAT”) AS “SHANG TSUNG”

FIRST CLIP TO PREMIERE AT 2013 STREAMY AWARDS ON FEBRUARY 17

BURBANK, CALIF., December 3, 2012 – 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” videogame franchise, Kevin Tancharoen (“Mortal Kombat: Legacy”) returns to direct and co-write “Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2″ alongside writers Josh Baizer and Marshall Johnson (“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!

“Fans are in for a real treat with the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy,” said Tancharoen. “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 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-O”) returns as the resurrected ninja “Scorpion,” and reprising his role he made famous in the “Mortal Kombat” theatrical release – Cary Tagawa as the powerful, arrogant sorcerer “Shang Tsung.”

“Machinima and our audience have been eagerly awaiting the next chapter in this series, and I’m thrilled to announce that Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2 will return to its original home on Machinima,” said Allen DeBevoise, Chairman, Co-Founder, and CEO of 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 2″ comes from producer Lance Sloane (“H+: The Digital Series” / “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 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 gameplay 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.

Via Collider. Cast list, not returning and characters set to appear list provided by Shogun Gamer.

Comments

Mr_g said on December 3, 2012 at 11 a.m.

the gay that did Johnny Cage in s1 was good wonder why the had to get Casper Van Dien plus he is old i mean he is in his 40 i think

#1
Lordd_G said on December 3, 2012 at 11 a.m.

But what about the new MK feature film by the same director... already started filming?

#2
Lordd_G said on December 3, 2012 at 11:01 a.m.

@1: How do you know he was gay? lol

#3
Kevkofury said on December 3, 2012 at 11:01 a.m.

Lui ''Drift King'' Kang.. Kappa

#4
MyBlock said on December 3, 2012 at 11:27 a.m.

Very nice. They handle MK live action very well.

Why is it that even with bad MK live action, it's better most SF live action? I hope that changes.

#5
KissofPoison said on December 3, 2012 at 11:34 a.m.

I like the MK concept of this series but the story isn't very good at all.

#6
dvazriel said on December 3, 2012 at 11:41 a.m.

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#7
CheeseCakez said on December 3, 2012 at 11:46 a.m.

What does Kappa mean...? It sounds kind of dumb...

#8
riku45 said on December 3, 2012 at 12:04 p.m.

@4 well spotted DK san :P

#9
Damonta said on December 3, 2012 at 12:07 p.m.

They got Tagawa to be Shang Tsung? lol too awesome.

"Your soul is mine"

#10
Swaggedoutdamouth said on December 3, 2012 at 12:07 p.m.

WOW. They got the shang tsung from the first Mortal Kombat movie. Thats popping

#11
Bento_Sento said on December 3, 2012 at 12:09 p.m.

So the guy who will play Scorpion played Kazuya in the Tekken movie and the guy who will play Shang Tsung played Heihachi in the Tekken movie. Funny isn't it.

#12
ProfezaJ said on December 3, 2012 at 12:10 p.m.

Its basically Shang Tsung as himself

#13
OhYouDontSayThat said on December 3, 2012 at 12:17 p.m.

@8 kappa means "i started in 09" in code.

#14
SHOGUN said on December 3, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

ELIVER LING SHOULD BE CAST AS KUNG LAO!

#15
gammabolt17 said on December 3, 2012 at 1:20 p.m.

WE GOT TRUE SHANG TSUNG BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#16
gammabolt17 said on December 3, 2012 at 1:20 p.m.

Eliver Ling should have been cast as Liu Kang

On another note, no more Jeri Ryan makes me legit want to cry.

#17
ZOMBIEMEGAMAN said on December 3, 2012 at 1:28 p.m.

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#18
JesseRobles said on December 3, 2012 at 2:14 p.m.

Sub-zero and Scorpion are SEXY. <3

#19
XxAngelChunLixX said on December 3, 2012 at 2:28 p.m.

Mike Chang as Sub-Zero?! ♥

#20
SoulBroRyu said on December 3, 2012 at 3:28 p.m.

LMAO! Forgot that Cary Tagawa played Tsung in the first MK. It's cool to see him reprise his role in this series.

Another thing is that he also played Heihachi Mishima in the live action Tekken, along with Ian Anthony Dale who played Kazuya. (Man, that movie sucked!) They both went on to play father and son again in several episodes of the new Hawaii-Five O (which should be called "Shenmue in Hawaii", due to it's main plot). Now they are working together again in the new MK series, with Dale being cast as Sub-Zero.

Guess it's no coincidence at this point. They either have the same agent, or there are so few Asians working in Hollywood that when roles do come up, it's common for these cats to get brought on to projects like this. Good to see them get this work!

#21
Barracuda said on December 3, 2012 at 3:38 p.m.

Interesting that they say Kenshi was in the 1st season... Even though he wasn't... I'm really liking the cast that they have so far. Kind of wish Reptile would make an appearance at some point though...

#22
Undead_Hayabusa said on December 3, 2012 at 4:19 p.m.

wish we could get some Noob Saibot

#23
Hackstermatrix said on December 3, 2012 at 4:58 p.m.

Cary Tagawa has more swag than everyone else combined.

#24
riceface said on December 3, 2012 at 7:44 p.m.

johnny cage is the lamest character in gaming

#25
DR_Jam said on December 3, 2012 at 9:05 p.m.

@25 i know! I can't believe He War my favorite MK head as a kid. Maybe because of JCVD. Well... Along with Jax and Scorpion. Now it's like... I'm trying hard to still find him cool.

#26
Ex_Ein said on December 3, 2012 at 9:12 p.m.

@undead, the first sub zero(bi han) must die first, the first season ended with scropion dying at the hands of the deadly alliance disgused as bi han and being revived as the undead scropion we all know. Basically this season will probably have bi han's death and by season 4 he will come back as noob.

Glad they got old live action shang but I hope they keep the kid for his 'young' form.

#27
DarkPhoenixRises said on December 3, 2012 at 9:37 p.m.

OMG Cary Tagawa as Shang Tsung!!!! Loved him for that role in the first movie....

Now I want Robin Shou back for Lui Kang :D

#28
StriderSpinel said on December 3, 2012 at 11:34 p.m.

CARY TAGAWA IS BACK! ROBIN SHAW COULD BE A COOL RAIDEN...

#29
iwowoisdjio said on December 4, 2012 at 3:42 a.m.

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#30
Kogan_Son said on December 4, 2012 at 6:23 a.m.

@15 & 17 Eliver Ling is a cool dude but Mark Dacascos and his family are legendary in the Martial Arts community. Before he was the iron chef guy he was the action guy that had a different style in each film. Why is that important? That was unheard of in America during the 90's. It's about time he did another VG movie, Double Dragon was almost 20 years. He did introduce Capoeira to mainstream America. Just as JCVD did with MMA.

#31
Kogan_Son said on December 4, 2012 at 6:27 a.m.

I hope we get, IT HAS BEGUN! We also need a new Techno Syndrome!!!!

#32
Mr_g said on December 5, 2012 at 8:06 a.m.

i mean guy lol

#33
era said on December 17, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.

Drift Kang

#34


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