While the first series stumbled a bit in certain episodes, it was on the whole a well done series. It was entertaining and never stumbled into Mortal Kombat Annihilation terribleness. From this trailer, I would say that this looks more focused and is probably better scripted.
While there is no release date for the series yet, I will certainly keep you posted as I learn more. Wikipedia lists the actors and characters for this series as:
- Ian Anthony Dale as Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion – General of the Japanese Shirai Ryu clan of ninjas, opposed to the Lin Kuei.
- Harry Shum, Jr. as Kuai Liang/Sub-Zero – Lin Kuei assassin who dons the costume and identity of his older brother, Bi Han, to become the new Sub-Zero. Described as a “warlord advisor.”
- Brian Tee as Liu Kang – Shaolin monk and friend of Kung Lao fighting alongside Shang Tsung
- Mark Dacascos as Kung Lao – Friend of Liu Kang and fellow Shaolin monk.
- Casper Van Dien as Johnny Cage – Troubled, famous actor fighting alongside Earth’s defenders.
- David Lee McInnis as Raiden – God of Thunder and Protector of Earthrealm, leading Earth’s warriors in the defence against Shang Tsung’s.
- Samantha Tjhia as Kitana – Former princess of Edenia, daughter of King Jerrod and Queen Sindel, raised as an assassin by Emperor Shao Kahn.
- Michelle Lee as Mileena – A half-Edinian half-Tarkatan clone of Kitana, trained as Kahn’s loyal assassin.
- Eric Jacobus as Kurtis Stryker – Lieutenant in the Deacon City police department fighting alongside Earth’s defenders.
- Dan Southworth as Kenshi – Blind swordsman possessing the power of psychokinesis.
- Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Shang Tsung – Sorcerer hosting the Mortal Kombat tournament, leading his warriors against Earthrealm.
Have a look at the trailer here: