On February 16th, 2021, Netflix announced that they will be releasing an 8 episode anime series based on DOTA 2.
The show will be helmed by series showrunner and executive producer Ashley Edward Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class, and Fringe), and animated by South Korean animation studio Studio MIR (The Legend of Korra, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, Voltron: Legendary Defender).
“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 Ashley Edward Miller. “The cinematic animation, acting and music are simply next level and I’m grateful to Valve for supporting our creative ambitions.”
The Netflix logline is as follows:
“The sweeping fantasy series tells the story of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the world. 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.”
An ingame countdown update promoting the anime was pushed to the DOTA 2 client early Tuesday evening along with the announcement trailer.
According to the ingame timer, the teaser trailer for the anime will release at 1 PM Eastern Standard Time on February 19th. A “main” trailer will be released on March 1st at 7 PM EST, and the series will premiere on March 25th at 2 AM EST here.