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Netflix’s League of Legends animated series casts Hailee Steinfeld as Vi

Actors and posters for Jinx, Caitlyn, Jayce, and Viktor also revealed

Artwork of Vi from League of Legends Image: Riot Games
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Netflix revealed some key cast members for its new League of Legends animated series, Arcane, on Tuesday morning. The cast list is for both known characters — Champions in League — and new characters, including the show’s biggest get: Hailee Steinfeld (Hawkeye, Bumblebee) as Vi.

Vi is a beloved League Champion who fights with two giant metal gloves, and one of the stars of Netflix’s Arcane. Hailee Steinfeld will make time in her busy schedule as the new Hawkeye, Kate Bishop, to voice the pink-haired bruiser. Vi’s sister, fellow League of Legends Champion Jinx, will be played by Ella Purnell, known for Army of the Dead and the upcoming Star Trek: Prodigy.

Vi poster for Arcane
Hailee Steinfeld is Vi
Image: Fortiche Production/Netflix/Riot Games

Jayce, another League Champion, will be played by Kevin Alejandro of Arrow, True Blood, and Lucifer fame. Harry Potter’s Cho Chang, Katie Leung, will voice Caitlyn, another League Champion and Vi’s cop partner. Harry Lloyd — who played Charles Xavier in Legion and Viserys Targaryen in season 1 of Game of Thrones — rounds out the Champions as Viktor.

Jason Spisak from Young Justice will play a non-Champion character named Silco. Toks Olagundoye from Castle, Castlevania, and DuckTales will play another new character, Mel. And Vander — a new character, but one that shares a name with a League pro player — will be played by JB Blanc of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul fame.

While we don’t know much about Arcane’s plot, we know it’s centered around the relationship between Vi and Jinx, and the split between two of Runeterra’s great cities: the idyllic Piltover and the slum it oversees, Zaun. The series’ first trailer shows Jinx poking around an old fighting studio that his sister used to train in, intercut with clips of Vi. All of the Champion-based characters are from Piltover and Zaun, so it seems the show will take place entirely in those two cities.

Netflix and Riot Games will unveil a new trailer for Arcane on Sept. 25 at Netflix’s Tudum fan event.

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