SOURCE: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.

September 12, 2013 18:14 ET

Hit Live Action Web Series "Mortal Kombat: Legacy II" Debuts Worldwide Exclusively on Machinima on September 26

The Entire Highly-Anticipated Second Season Will Be Released at Once

Directed by Kevin Tancharoen ("Mortal Kombat: Legacy"), Series Stars Harry Shum, Jr. ("Glee"), Casper Van Dien ("Starship Troopers"), Brian Tee ("the Wolverine"), Ian Anthony Dale ("Hawaii Five-O"), and Cary Tagawa ("Mortal Kombat")

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwired - September 12, 2013) - All of the second season of "Mortal Kombat: Legacy II" will debut worldwide at once September 26, 2013, exclusively on Machinima (YouTube.com/Machinima), the number one video entertainment network for young males around the world. "Mortal Kombat: Legacy II," produced by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, is the hit live action web series based on the legendary Mortal Kombat video game franchise, co-created by Ed Boon, developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Mortal Kombat: Legacy II" is directed by Kevin Tancharoen ("Mortal Kombat: Legacy") and co-written by Josh Baizer and Marshall Johnson ("Dead Loss"). 

Check out the new trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46l9Zc7DBxE.

The first season of "Mortal Kombat: Legacy" was one of 2011's most-viewed web series and has generated more than 70 million views to date on Machinima. In the highly anticipated second season, the saga continues as Liu Kang and Ermac join the ranks of fighters introduced in the series' first season, including Kenshi, Kung Lao, Kuai Lang, Stryker, Kitana, Mileena, Johnny Cage, Scorpion and Sub- Zero. This new season uncovers the rivalries and histories of these fierce warriors as Raiden and his recruits clash against the dark forces of Outworld. Chronicling the tournament and the interweaving storylines of the most beloved Kombatants, fans also will learn of the complex relationship between Liu Kang and Kung Lao and revisit the complicated family dynamic of Kitana and Mileena. The epic battle for EarthRealm has finally begun! 

"Machinima has a passionate and engaged global audience. Our audience isn't shy. They tell us what content they want and how they want to watch and interact with it," said Chairman, Co-Founder, and CEO of Machinima Allen DeBevoise. "This is why we decided to deliver all of 'Mortal Kombat: Legacy II' at once. There is no need to wait to see what happens next, they can enjoy the episodes back to back. With companies like Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and HBO GO as destinations where consumers can watch multiple episodes consecutively, binge-viewing is a major movement in online video. We're a part of this movement, and we expect this to make for an amazing and extremely engaging user experience."

"There has been so much anticipation around 'Mortal Kombat: Legacy II,'" said director and co-writer Kevin Tancharoen. "I'm excited to deliver this season to fans. There's more action, fights, special effects, and overall, more of what fans want."

"'Mortal Kombat Legacy: II' follows the record-breaking first season of the series and treats fans to an even higher caliber of online filmmaking," said Lance Sloane, Producer, Warner Bros.

"Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition" was recently released on Steam and is also available for purchase on major gaming consoles. The latest chapter of Mortal Kombat was released in 2011 by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, marking a triumphant return to the series' roots. Selling nearly five 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. 

Tancharoen ("Mortal Kombat: Legacy") returns as director and co-writer of "Mortal Kombat: Legacy II" alongside writers Josh Baizer and Marshall Johnson ("Dead Loss"). 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," and Mark Dacascos ("Cradle 2 the Grave ") as "Kung Lao" - a close friend of "Liu Kang." Additionally, Ian Anthony Dale ("Hawaii Five-O") returns as the resurrected ninja "Scorpion," and Cary Tagawa reprises the role he made famous in the "Mortal Kombat" theatrical release as the powerful, arrogant sorcerer "Shang Tsung." "Mortal Kombat: Legacy II" is produced by Lance Sloane ("Act of Valor") and Tancharoen. 

About Mortal Kombat

First released in 1992, Mortal Kombat spread quickly from the arcade to home consoles, spawning a 20 year franchise that to date includes numerous sequels, two feature films, television shows, a comic book series and over 35 million games sold. Known for its popular characters, deep story line and its trademark "fatalities", Mortal Kombat continues to be one of the most influential fighting games in video game history. The original development team, now known as NetherRealm Studios, led by creative director and game co-creator Ed Boon, continues to develop the game and build upon its enduring success and incredible fan support.

About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) oversees the electronic distribution of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's content through Video-On-Demand, Pay-Per-View, Electronic Sell-Through and Subscription Video-On-Demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBDD also distributes content through third party digital retailers and licensees. A worldwide industry leader since its inception, WBDD also manages the Studio's e-commerce sites that include WBShop.com and WarnerArchive.com. 

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Machinima

Machinima is the dominant video entertainment network for young males around the world. One of the top entertainment networks on YouTube, Machinima serves over 2 billion video views per month, and reaches over 199 million viewers monthly. The network features scripted series, original content, weekly and daily shows, official publisher content, and gameplay videos, all aimed at the coveted 18-34 year old male demographic. The company is backed by MK Capital, and Redpoint Ventures, and is headquartered in West Hollywood, California.For more information, please visit www.Machinima.com and YouTube.com/Machinima.

About NetherRealm Studios

NetherRealm Studios, wholly owned by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a leader in the development of interactive entertainment as the creator of the billion dollar Mortal Kombat franchise. Mortal Kombat has spawned two theatrical films, multiple television series, and has sold over 28 million games to date. Located in Chicago, Illinois the award-winning NetherRealm team has been working and creating games together since 1992. Additional information about NetherRealm Studios can be found at www.netherrealm.com.

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