Riot Games has joined forces with an ex-Netflix executive in order to develop its entertainment division.
Brian Wright was appointed Riot’s Chief Content officer. Wright will be responsible for developing original TV and film projects. Riot Games also announced that Wright would work with the entertainment and gaming industries to create a better relationship.
Wright was responsible for introducing more original content on Netflix. He worked with 13 Reasons Why and Stranger Things. Wright said he was “beyond delighted” to be joining Riot Games. He added, “I can’t wait to share more vibrant stories with players and fans across the globe.”
Riot Games has been known for publishing League of Legends, Valorant and League of Legends, while Arcane is an animated series that will be part of the League of Legends universe. This fall, the show will be available on Netflix.
Last month, we learned the creators of American Vandal are working on a mockumentary about a fictional League of Legends esports team. Paramount+ will premiere the show, called PLAYERS. Riot Games is among the producers of this project.
There appears to be a bit of red rover happening within games and entertainment as Netflix recently hired ex-EA executive Mike Verdu to lead up its own gaming division. Netflix currently soft-launched its mobile games app in Poland.
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Publiated at Thu, 2 Sep 2021 23.49:46 +0000