The Comic Years Podcast Interview: Arcane Editors Lawrence Gan And Ernesto Matamoros
It’s safe to say at this point that Arcane is one of Netflix’s most successful series of all time. Season 1 of the incredible adaptation of the League Of Legends source material is sitting at a 100% Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics’ rating. And more surprisingly, fans seem to agree with a 98% audience rating. Not a lot of big swings like Arcane are so unanimously beloved by critics and audiences alike. And a big swing it is. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with two of the editors from Arcane. Lawrence Gan and Ernesto Matamoros discuss just the kind of risks they took with Arcane. And how they knew from the beginning, just how special it was. Check out this special Arcane editors interview podcast to get all the behind-the-scenes details of Arcane.
Gan and Matamoros’ Credentials Are Impressive
Image via Netflix.
Before we dive into the episode itself, we definitely need to discuss the pedigree of my two guests. Lawrence Gan has worked in the Editorial department for movies like The Lego Movie 2 and the more recently released, Space Jam: A New Legacy. Gan’s love of storytelling was evident immediately as our Skype call camera turned on, with a cell from the Inuyasha anime hanging proudly on the wall behind him.
Ernesto Matamoros has been on the editorial department of the various How To Train Your Dragons TV series spin-off, like Race To The Edge and Riders Of Berk. Ernesto’s love for animation runs deep, as he waxes poetic about the difference between live-action flip and animated editing, in one of my first questions to the men in this Arcane editors interview podcast.
Arcane Editors Interview Podcast Provides A Lot Of Insight Into The Show
My biggest takeaway was how they knew they were making something special while making it. Gan and Matamoros spoke about their experiences in the recording booth, with the voice actors. And it’s evident that this was a passion project for both. Not to mention the entire team at Riot Games and Fortiche combined.
Listen to this special Comic Years Podcast’s Arcane editors interview podcast. Be sure to subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast and leave us a review and rating, so we can get more creators like Lawrence and Ernesto on the show.
Arcane Season 1 is now streaming on Netflix.
Did hearing about the behind-the-scenes of Arcane enhance your appreciation? Are you excited for season 2? Let us know in the comments below.
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Shah Shahid is an entertainment writer, movie critic (so he thinks), host of the Split Screen Podcast (on Apple Podcasts & everywhere else) and filmy father on a mission to educate his girls on decades of film history. Armed with uncontrollable sarcasm and cautious optimism, Shah loves discussing film, television and comic book content until his wife’s eyes glaze over. So save her by engaging him on his own blog at BlankPageBeatdown.com or on Twitter @theshahshahid.