Arcane, Riot’s upcoming League of Legends-adapted fantasy series debuting on Netflix next month, will become Netflix’s first show to premiere with co-streaming on Twitch.
Arcane will premiere on Netflix globally on Saturday, November 6th. The partnership with Twitch will allow communities to stream Arcane’s first episode with community members and allow Twitch streamers to share their reactions in real-time.
A spokesperson for Riot tells The Verge that anyone can stream the first episode of Arcane on Twitch — no pre-approval required. The series premiere will coincide with a Global Premiere Event at Riot’s Los Angeles headquarters. The company says in a press release that the event will be streamed by influencers representing over 30 countries.
“Interest in deeper storytelling from our global player base played a big part in our decision to make Arcane, so it’s only right that they will be able to watch the first episode of Arcane together as a community,” Brandon Miao, cross-product experiences and partnerships lead, Riot Experience (XP), said in a statement.
Arcane is Riot’s first TV series and will debut in three acts, each comprising three episodes, on Netflix globally and Tencent Video in China. Act 1 of the series will debut on November 6th, while Acts 2 and 3 will debut on November 13th and November 20th, respectively. The show will be nine episodes long in total.