Mortal Kombat: Legacy

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Mortal Kombat: Legacy is an American web series anthology adaptation of the fictional universe of the Mortal Kombat video game franchise that debuted on Machinima.com's YouTube channel on April 11, 2011.

The show's premise originated with director Kevin Tancharoen's short film entitled Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which portrayed the original game's story in a realistic way. Seeking the green-light from the studio for production on a re-imagined Mortal Kombat film, he eventually submitted the concept to Warner Bros., which declined to back the film, despite the attention and positive fan reception. However, Tancharoen did receive the go-ahead to shoot the web series.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy takes place before the events of the original game and tells the background stories of several characters from the franchise, culminating in their reasons for participating in the upcoming tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, on which the first game was based. The episodes in the anthology web series are non-linear with minimal continuity, and each devoted to the story of a specific character or characters.

Season One Webisodes

Season Two

On April 9, 2011, Tancharoen revealed to Hadoken.net that both Liu Kang and Kung Lao would appear in a potential second season. In a May 10, 2011 interview with Tancharoen, Movieweb revealed that Kabal and Goro are also planned for Season 2. Goro's brother, Durak, has been rumored to appear in the series. Stunt coordinator Larnell Stovall also expressed interest in including Kenshi and Nightwolf in the second season.

On July 15, 2012, IGN revealed an exclusive video made by director Kevin Tancharoen directed at fans announcing Season 2, adding that all of the scripts were done. The director also confirmed more fight scenes and improved special effects in the upcoming season to focus on the actual Mortal Kombat tournament of the original game, in response to the fans who were let down by the setup of the first season. Characters for this season confirmed in the video were as follows: Kano, Liu Kang, Raiden, Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Sonya, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Jax, Baraka, Stryker, Shang Tsung, Quan Chi, Ermac and Kenshi. Kevin also stated on Twitter that Season 2 would not affect his development of the feature film. On August 21, Tancharoen revealed he is still to cast the new characters for the season and that his treatment of Liu Kang's character will be a surprise.

On December 3, 2012, it was announced that the second season of the series had begun production in Los Angeles with the first footage to be debuted worldwide on February 17, 2013 at the Streamy Awards. The cast will feature Harry Shum, Jr. as Kuai Liang (Sub-Zero's younger brother), Casper Van Dien replacing Matt Mullins as Johnny Cage, Brian Tee as Liu Kang, Mark Dacascos as Kung Lao, Ian Anthony Dale returning as Scorpion, Darren Shahlavi returning as Kano, and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa reprising his role as Shang Tsung from the first feature film, unrelated to the continuity of Tancharoen's series. It has also been revealed that Tahmoh Penikett has been replaced by Eric Jacobus to play Kurtis Stryker, Michelle Lee will replace Jolene Tran as Mileena. Jeri Ryan and Michael Jai White will not be returning; their replacements unknown. Dan Southworth confirmed on Twitter that he has a role, though his character is unknown.

Season 2 was co-written by Tancharoen, Josh Baizer and Marshall Johnson, will be directed by Tancharoen, and will continue to be broadcast exclusively on Machinima's YouTube channel.

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