Warner Brothers has announced a new digital production division today called Blue Ribbon Content.
According to The Hollywood Reporter; WB Animation veteran Sam Register will head the division, set to launch with a full slate of live-action content based on existing and original WB properties. Among the list is the already announced webseries Justice League: Gods And Montsers, a live-action version of Milestone Comics favourite Static Shock, and a new Mortal Kombat webseries to tie-in with the 2015 release of Mortal Kombat X!
Variety reports the new Mortal Kombat webseries is currently untitled -- making its relationship with established series Mortal Kombat: Legacy unclear. Like Mortal Kombat X - the 2015 shorts will split their focus between klassic and new characters.
The next generation in the Mortal Kombat franchise to be released in association with the upcoming “Mortal Kombat X” videogame, slated to bow April 14, 2015. Blue Ribbon Content and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are teaming on the series, which will showcase some of the franchise’s popular characters and introduce a new generation of fighters.
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Mortal Kombat: Legacy launched in 2011 as a promotional tie-in to Mortal Kombat for home consoles. Kevin Tancharoen's balance between quality and speed of production earned him the job after his Rebirth short went viral. The 2012 follow-up series received mixed reviews.
Legacy II actor Casper Van Dien first shared a photo of his preparation for a third series, back in June. The Johnny Cage actor added fuel to the fire last month, expanding his training with cast mate Mark Dacascos [full story].
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