Christian Linke and Alex Yee produced the action-adventure streaming TV series Arcane for Netflix. The on-screen title of the series is Arcane: League of Legends† Produced by Fortiche under the supervision of Riot Games, it is set in the League of Legends universe and mainly focuses on Vi and Jinx. The series was unveiled during League of Legends’ 10th anniversary in 2019 and the first installment was published in November 2021.
The first season of Arcane received accolades from critics for its animation, plot, world building, action sequences, characters, emotional weight, soundtrack and voice acting.
Some have commented that the series appeals to casual viewers who have never played League of Legends as well as diehard fans of the game. It also set a record as Netflix’s highest-rated series ever within a week of its debut, reaching #1 on the Netflix Top 10 Chart in 52 countries and second in the United States.
Following the completion of the first season of Arcane on November 20, 2021, Riot Games and Netflix revealed that a second season was in preparation for release after 2022.
While we wait, what do we know about Arcane’s second season? Below you’ll find more details about the second season of Arcane ahead of its debut on Netflix, including its likely release date, storylines, returning characters and more.
Arcane Season 2: Possible release date:
Season 2 of Arcane has not yet been given an official release date. After the first season, it was confirmed that the show will return. The aforementioned teaser doesn’t reveal much beyond the fact that a second season is in the works. And three characters from the first season return (more on this later). Still, we are delighted that Arcane is getting a sequel. It certainly deserves one.
According to the CEO of Riot Games, Season 2 is now in development and won’t take nearly as much time as Season 1, though it won’t hit fans’ screens until 2022. If production had started as soon as Season 1 ended, the Arcane’s Season 2 release date could be sometime in 2023.
Who is in the cast of season 2 of ARCANE?
We expect a large number of Arcane voice actors to reprise their roles in the coming season, despite the lack of an official cast list. The following actors are confirmed in the trailer:
- Katie Leung as Caitlyn
- Hailee Steinfeld as Vi
- Ella Purnell as Jinx
Based on the situation of these characters after the season ends, we also anticipate the return of the following actors:
- Kevin Alejandro as Jayce
- Harry Lloyd plays Viktor
- Blanc, JB, as Vander/Warwick
- Reed Shannon as Ekko
- Mick Winger as Heimerdinger
- Ellen Thomas plays Ambesa Medarda
Arcane season 1 ends, explained:
Arcane ends with a great cliffhanger. In Act 3, Ekko, Vi and Caitlyn team up to return the Hextech to Piltover. Jinx confronts them and nearly sacrifices her own life to get the Hextech. When Silco learns of this, he sends Jinx to Signed, who revives her, killing her remaining sanity.
Vi and Caitlyn explain the situation to the Piltover Council, but Vi leaves when the Council proposes a compromise with Silco. Vi and Jayce decide to craft their signature Hextech weapons and destroy Silco’s operations, but Jayce backs off after accidentally hurting a child during a robbery.
After being manipulated by Mel Medarda and her mother from Noxus, Jayce concludes that a compromise with Silco is the best course of action. Jayce is willing to make Zaun independent, but he asks Silco to part with Jinx. Jinx, upset by what she considers betrayal of both Vi and Silco, kidnaps them along with Caitlyn. In the next pandemonium, Jinx eliminates Silco, who informs her that he would never have surrendered her to Piltover.
Jinx then launches a powerful Hextech weapon directly at the Piltover Council building. A montage reveals, much to Vi and Caitlyn’s horror, that Heimerdinger and Ekko are teaming up and that Vander is still alive and being transformed into Champion Warwick by Signed. The Piltover council successfully votes to declare Zaun independent, but the episode ends abruptly as Mel is about to be hit by the weapon.
Arcane Season 2 Storyline:
The last episode of the first season was very dramatic and left several narrative threads for the second season.
Since Silco was killed, Zaun no longer has a leader and it is unclear who could take his position. Nurtured by Zaun’s late leader, Vander, Vi may have to take power as Jinx, a potential rival, spirals out of control.
At the end of the episode, Jinx caused controversy by aiming a rocket launcher at the Council building during a vote on legislation to grant Zaun independence.
Her anger could lead to a war between Piltover and Zaun, and it’s unclear if survivors of the explosion will be able to determine that the independence vote was successful.
Her sister Vi will also not see Jinx in the near future. Vi wanted to reconnect with Jinx, but it’s hard to forget that your sibling fired a rocket into a crowded building.
Arcane . Season 2 Trailer
Production on the second season has just started, so it will be a while before new footage is released. Expect a trailer in late 2022, ideally after the second season premiere date has been set.
In the meantime, at least we have the trailer for season one.
Rating and reviews:
Based on 25 reviews, the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100 percent approval rating with an average rating of 9.10/10.