Arcane, the blockbuster animated series, stunned the world. The spin-off series, based on the popular Riot PC game League of Legends, has the potential to be as huge a flop as Warcraft (based on the also popular game World of Warcraft).
Unlike Warcraft, though, Arcane has risen, with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 28 percent. It boasts a perfect Rotten Tomatoes rating, a whopping nine Annie nominations for 2022, and has spent weeks at the top of Netflix’s most-watched English-language series list, animated or not.
This success can be due to young writers Christian Linke and Alex Lee (both Riot creative team members), whose passion for the characters and years working in the game’s background brought the game to life.
What Happened in Arcane Season 1?
Arcane is a story about two cities: Piltover, a prosperous utopia, and Zaun, a poisoned, dirty undercity. The two cities, separated by the River Pilt and connected only by bridges, fight frequently as the Zaunites struggle to make ends meet while the wealthy Piltover people, led by Councilor Mel Medarda, focus their efforts on innovation.
Enter Vi (Hailee Steinfield) and Powder (Ella Purnell), two sisters whose parents were killed by the Piltover Police during a riot and taken in by Vander, a nice, burly boxer barkeep.
When Vander is kidnapped by the Zaunite crime lord Silco, an ill-fated rescue operation results in Powder accidentally killing Vander and two of her companions.
When is Arcane Season 2 Set to be Released?
Arcane Season 2 will be available on Netflix, with the possibility of an episode being aired on Twitch. However, we all know it’s not going to happen anytime soon.
Season 1 took 6 years to develop, and Season 2 has just been officially “in production” since November 2021, according to the Arcane official Twitter account. With merely a brief teaser trailer, it’s also been confirmed that the program will not be released in 2022; at best, we can expect a release in 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 also don’t know what the episodes will be called or when they’ll be released, but we can guess they’ll be distributed in batches of three episodes over three weekends, similar to Season 1.
But don’t get too depressed. Arcane isn’t the only narrative Riot hopes to pursue with Studio Fortiche, according to Shauna Spenley, Riot’s global head of entertainment.
This isn’t surprising, given that League of Legends has 158 champions and counting, many of whom have overlapping storylines. She also hinted at the possibility of live-action films. So whatever they do next, you can be sure it will be huge, bold, and spectacular.
Arcane Season 2 Cast: Who will return and who are the newcomers?
- Kevin Alejandro as Jayce Talis
- Molly Harris as Young Caitlyn
- Harry Lloyd as Viktor
- Toks Olagundoye as Mel Medard
- JB Blanc as Vander and Bolbok
- Reed Shannon as Ekko
- Miles Brown as Young Ekko
However, because his character was killed off in Season 1’s end, Jason Spisak’s (the voice of Silco) involvement is less likely – though flashback scenes might theoretically bring him back.
Jinx voice actress Ella Purnell confirmed that she had begun work on Arcane Season 2 during Netflix’s Geek Week 2022 virtual event, but she wouldn’t provide any details.
Arcane Season 2 Plot: What will happen in the next season of the League of Legends animated series?
Netflix hasn’t released an official storyline synopsis for Arcane Season 2, but given how Season 1 finished on an explosive cliffhanger, we can guess how the early episodes will proceed.
Just after the tragic dinner scene in which Jinx accidentally kills Silco, Jayce (voiced by Kevin Alejandro) calls for a Council vote to grant Zaun independence in Episode 9 of Arcane, The Monster You Created. The vote passed, but Jinx (Ella Purnell), who had been traumatized by Silco’s death, attacked the Council headquarters with a powerful Hextech rocket.
With tensions between Piltover and Zaun at an all-time high, the early episodes of Arcane Season 2 will likely exacerbate the dispute between the two cities, leading to the cancellation of Zaun’s independence vote.
Arcane Season 2 Trailer: Is there a teaser or full trailer already?
A complete trailer will most likely take months to arrive, but we will update this site when it does.
Arcane is featured in the Netflix Geeked Week preview for June, but there is nothing new for the upcoming season.
The entire trailer for Arcane Season 1 was released by Netflix in September 2021:
Season 1 took 6 years to develop, and Season 2 has just been officially “in production” since November 2021, according to the Arcane official Twitter account.
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