Harry Shum Jr. joins cast of ‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy’ for Season 2
Glee star Harry Shum Jr. has officially signed on for Mortal Kombat: Legacy in it’s second season! A press release from Warner Bros. confirmed the news.
“Fans are in for a real treat with the second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy,” said Tancharoen. “With added visual effects and storylines that dive deeper into our warriors as they make their way to the tournament, we’re taking this series to a whole new level. I’m really looking forward to showing fans the first clip during the Streamy Awards on February 17. ”
“Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2” features stars from television and film – many of whom have real-world martial arts experience. The cast includes Harry Shum, Jr. (“Glee”) as the warlord adviser “Kuai Liang,” Casper Van Dien (“Starship Troopers”) as martial arts film actor “Johnny Cage,” Brian Tee (“The Wolverine”) as Shaolin Monk “Liu Kang,” Mark Dacascos (“Cradle 2 the Grave “) as “Kung Lao” – a close friend of “Liu Kang,” Ian Anthony Dale (“Hawaii Five-O”) returns as the resurrected ninja “Scorpion,” and reprising his role he made famous in the “Mortal Kombat” theatrical release – Cary Tagawa as the powerful, arrogant sorcerer “Shang Tsung.”
You can read the full press release here. Harry and the director, Kevin Tancharoen, must have met while he directed Glee:The 3D Concert Movie.
I love Mortal Kombat, and the first season of this web show was a massive success. Considering the fact that the latest video game installment, Mortal Kombat 9, is widely considered the best game the series has produced, I expect Season 2 to be even more successful. Season 2 is expected to be bigger and better, as it is. The only thing I’m slightly disappointed with is that I was hoping Shum would be playing Liu Kang, the game’s main hero. He’s actually playing a new character altogether.
Below, I’ve included the first episode of Season 1 for those of you looking to catch up. The show is also currently available on DVD and Blu-ray following its initial success as a web series.