The Mortal Kombat web series is coming along nicely. A couple weeks ago we learned that Warner Bros plans on turning the Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short into a series after its monumental online success and today the first casting briefs have been announced. It turns out that two of the primary actors will reprise their roles for the web series — Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan.
In Rebirth Ryan played Lt. Sonya Blade and White starred as Major Jackson “Jax” Briggs. In the videogame storyline, they were both a part of the same military unit, and became participants in the Kombat competition. Kevin Tancharoen will also return to direct the series, which he’ll write alongside Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing.
Available this spring through online digital retailers from Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, the “Mortal Kombat” digital series is an anthology of multiple live action shorts, each providing never-before-revealed insights into characters featured in the upcoming videogame as well as the game’s universe. Additional details, including casting, will be announced in the coming weeks.
What do you think of White and Ryan reprising their roles for the web series?