The successful animated series Arcane shocked the globe by surprise. The spin-off program, based on the famous Riot PC game League of Legends, had the potential to be as huge a disaster as the film Warcraft (based on the also popular game World of Warcraft) (based on the also popular game World of Warcraft).
However, unlike Warcraft, with its Rotten Tomatoes rating of 28 percent, Arcane has surged. It has a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a staggering 9 Annie nominations for 2022, and has spent weeks at the top of Netflix’s most-watched English-language series list, animated or otherwise. Arcane Season 2 Release
Arcane Season 2 Release is Now in Production
This success may be due to fresh-faced authors Christian Linke and Alex Lee (both members of the Riot creative team), whose passion for the characters and years working in the background of the game brought the story of sisters and League champions Vi and Jinx to life.
Not only this but they enlisted the services of Studio Fortiche, recognized for being created and run by artists who don’t allow pressure to get in the way of outstanding work. Their oil-painting-like approach stretched the boundaries of 2D and 3D animation and created the moving art piece that is Arcane.
Throw in a kick-ass theme song by Imagine Dragons and you have one of the most popular performances of 2021. Unsurprisingly the moment Season 1 finished, Riot stated there will be Season 2. So… what can we anticipate next? Warning, spoilers ahead.
When is Arcane Season 2 Set to be Released?
Arcane Season 2 will be available on Netflix, with the possibility of a Twitch stream. It’s not going to happen any time soon, that much we can be sure of. This season has only been “in production” since November 2021, six years after the first season was completed. So far we’ve just seen a brief teaser trailer, which has also stated that the program won’t premiere until at least 2023.
Ready yourselves, friends. Season 2 of Arcane is now in production.
Where’s a Hexgate when you need one? pic.twitter.com/3aUeWuQ5Uu
— Arcane (@arcaneshow) November 21, 2021
We don’t know the titles of the episodes yet, but it’s safe to presume that they’ll be distributed in three-episode batches over three weekends like Season 1.
Keep your spirits up, though. Shauna Spenley, Riot’s global president of entertainment, has stated that Studio Fortiche won’t only be working on Arcane. There are now 158 champions in League of Legends, and many of them have overlapping narratives, so this isn’t too shocking. While she didn’t explicitly mention live-action projects, she also hinted at the possibility. There is no doubt in your mind what they’ll come up with next.
Season 2 of Arcane: What Can We Expect?
Councilor Medarda and the rest of Piltover’s finest and most powerful minds (save for Heimerdinger, our beloved furry buddy) were there in the council room as Arcane finished with an arresting shot of an extremely distraught Jinx firing a rocket into the council room. A few fatalities are almost a certain conclusion, given how brutal the first season was.
Our bet is on Mel deciding to take the risk rather than Jayce, as he has a lot more tale to tell. And now his beloved is dead? Something tells me this may get interesting quickly.
Vi and Caitlyn are, as far as we know, still alive and well.
Both as a possible pairing (even though oil and water do not mix) and in terms of how Jinx, who was less than delighted to be removed in Season 1, will react to it, we can only speculate.
With the 2020 League of Legends champion visual, which was set to the Imagine Dragons song “Warriors,” some fans may anticipate seeing Urgot in the upcoming season, as the original Vi/Caitlyn team up against him in a familiar location.
In the upcoming season, we may expect Singed, Viktor’s former mentor, to acquire a larger role in the show’s narrative. It is well known that Viktor will only get stronger as a result of being infected with the arcane. We’ll have to wait and see how the remainder of his plot is laid out by the writers.
If we’re going to see more of Ekko’s vigilantes, we’re going to need Heimerdinger on our side.
After a teaser trailer, many fans believe they can hear Warwick’s heartbeat in the background, even though we have only seen a little portion of the film. Warwick is one of Singed’s inventions, a humanoid-wolf hybrid, and many fans believe that Singed would use Vander as the creature’s basis because of his demonstrated resurrection abilities. What Vi and Jinx’s stories could have to do with this, we don’t know.
In addition, some fans may have noticed Singed glancing at a photo of a young girl that looks a lot like Piltover game character Orianna, a clockwork lady in League of Legends. Riot’s extensive game mythology would have to be tweaked in order for this to work (but they have done it before).
A possible ally of Ekko, Zeri is a fellow Zaunite and has intrinsic magical talents that the show (and this is huge if) may explore. Riot has also just launched Zeri as a champion in the game.
Arcane season 2 cast: Who will be in it?
The following cast members will be returning for the second season of the show:
Hailey Steinfeld as Vivian
Caitlyn’s character is played by Katie Leung while Jinx’s character is played by Ella Purnell.
To keep up with the latest developments, fans may look forward to an Arcane teaser.
No! As a “love letter” to the League community, Arcane is an excellent series that has nothing to do with the League of Legends universe.
Despite this, we are blown away. You don’t need to know anything about League of Legends to have a good time. As a matter of fact, letting the show’s characters surprise you as much as possible could even improve your overall enjoyment of it.