The second season of the really quite decent live-action Mortal Kombat webseries, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, has now officially gone into production.
Like the previous season, the second season of the remarkably well-produced web-series will be exclusive to Machinima and will debut during the Streamy Awards on February 17th 2013.
Catch the other details after the break.
Dovetailing with the 2011 release of Netherealm‘s superlative Mortal Kombat reboot, the inaugural season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy served to stick some exposition flavoured meat on the bones of some of the series’ most prolific characters. Fighters such as Sonya Blade, Sub-Zero, Scorpion and the thunder god Raiden were all given very unique and individual stories; with each character focused episode being shot and structured in a totally different fashion from one another.
This season, additional combatants from the franchise are due to get their fifteen minutes of fame, with the likes of Liu Kang and Ermac set to make their bow this season. As well as the new characters, there are a number of fresh faces which have been cast in existing roles as well. Matt Mullins, who was previously cast as Hollywood martial arts narcissist Johnny Cage, will be replaced by Casper Van Dien of Starship Troopers and Sleepy Hollow fame.
Meanwhile (and far more impressively), nefarious Outworld sorcerer Shang Tsung has been recast with Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa taking over the role. This particular piece of recasting is notable as the actor actually played Shang Tsung way back in the mists of 1995 in the Paul W.S. Anderson film. Y’know, the one with the ‘banging’ soundtrack. Anyhow, given the time that has passed since then and the age of the actor, I would imagine he would portray the older, original Mortal Kombat version of the sorcerer, rather than the youthful incarnations that followed.
Series creator and director Kevin Tancharoen has promised that this season will deliver “storylines that dive deeper into our warriors” in addition to the tournament itself and other associated aspects of Mortal Kombat lore.
For those of you who haven’t seen the original season, you can get started with the first episode below.
The second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy is due to arrive sometime in 2013.