Netflix has announced that it is developing an anime series based on Valve’s immensely popular MOBA franchise, Dota (Defense of the Ancients). Dubbed DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, the eight-part series was animated by South Korean animation studio Studio Mir (The Legend of Korra, Voltron: Legendary Defender) and will launch globally on March 25.
“The upcoming fantasy series tells the story of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the world,” a synopsis reads. “Following encounters with a powerful, ancient eldwurm as well as the noble Princess Mirana on a secret mission of her own, Davion becomes embroiled in events much larger than he could have ever imagined.”
“Fans will love how we’ve imagined the DOTA 2 universe and woven together an epic, emotional, and adult-oriented story about some of their favorite characters,” said showrunner and executive producer Ashley Edward Miller. “The cinematic animation, acting and music are simply next level and I’m grateful to Valve for supporting our creative ambitions.”
Dota fans can check out a teaser of Netflix and Valve’s upcoming Dragon’s Blood anime series below. Ashley Edward Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor, and Black Sails) serves as series showrunner and executive producer, while Ryu Ki Hyun serves as co-executive producer.