Arcane, a League of Legends animated series, premiered on Netflix in early November and remained at the top for three weeks, reaching the top 10 in over 52 countries and earning a rare 100% Rotten Tomatoes critics score.
Fans are excited to see how the origin stories of characters from League of Legends’ popular MOBA game be extended in future episodes, as well as how other familiar characters may be featured.
Here’s all you need to know about Arcane Season 2, and we’ll
keep you updated as new details emerge.
When will Arcane Season 2 be available?
Arcane Season 2 will be available on Netflix, with the possibility of an episode being aired on Twitch. We all know it won’t happen anytime soon. Season 1 took 6 years to develop, and Season 2 has only been “in production” since November 2021, according to the Arcane official Twitter account. With merely a brief teaser trailer, it has also been announced that the programme will not be released in 2022; at best, we can expect for a release in 2023.
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.
Cast of Arcane Season 2
Season one actors will almost probably reprise their roles in season two:
• Hailee Steinfeld portrays Vi.
• Ella Purnell portrays Jinx (formerly known as Powder)
• Caitlyn Jenner (model) (Katie Leung)
If Warwick is added to Season 2, no news on who will play him yet, but stay tuned for further details.
Plot of Arcane Season 2
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.
Jayce (voiced by Kevin Alejandro) initiates a Council vote to grant Zaun independence in Arcane, The Monster You Created, right after the dramatic dinner scene with Jinx accidentally killing Silco. The vote passed, but Jinx (Ella Purnell), who had been traumatised by Silco’s death, attacked the Council headquarters with a powerful Hextech rocket.
With tensions between Piltover and Zaun at an all-time high, it’s likely that the early episodes of Arcane Season 2 will exacerbate the dispute between the two cities, leading to the cancellation of Zaun’s independence vote, most possibly for good.
Now that Silco is no longer in the show, League of Legends fans are speculating on who will play the main villain in Arcane Season 2, with many predicting Viktor, who was more apathetic and vicious in the MOBA game than his Netflix counterpart. However, fans are expecting to see additional League of Legends villains in the sequel, so don’t expect Viktor to be the sole threat.
Darius, Blitzcrank, Dr. Mundo, Ziggs, Orianna, Twitch, Urgot, Camille, and Warwick are among the League of Legends heroes expected to make their debut in Arcane.
Explained: Arcane Season 1’s Finale
Arcane comes to a major cliffhanger at the end. In Act 3, Ekko, Vi, and Caitlyn work together to bring the Hextech back to Piltover. Jinx confronts them and, virtually at the risk of her own life, recovers the Hextech. When Silco learns about this, he takes Jinx to Signed, who revives her but loses her sanity in the process.
Vi and Caitlyn inform the Piltover Council of the situation, but Vi leaves after the Council suggests compromise with Silco. After mistakenly hurting a child during a raid, Vi and Jayce vow to manufacture their signature Hextech weaponry and destroy Silco’s operations. However, Jayce backs out of the arrangement.
Jayce decides that compromise with Silco is the best road ahead after some influence by Mel Medarda and her mother from Noxus. Jayce is willing to help Zaun become self-sufficient in exchange for Silco giving up Jinx. Jinx kidnaps Vi and Silco, as well as Caitlyn, because she believes they have betrayed her. Jinx eliminates Silco in the following mayhem, and Silco informs Jinx that he would never have given her up to Piltover.
Jinx then unleashes a powerful Hextech weapon on the Piltover Council’s headquarters. A montage reveals that Heimerdinger and Ekko are working together, and that Vander is still alive and being converted into the Champion Warwick by Signed, while Vi and Caitlyn watch in fear. Although the Piltover Council votes to declare Zaun independent, the episode closes just before the weapon is about to strike Mel.
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Teaser for Arcane Season 2
Meanwhile, fans are wondering if the series is about to get much more exciting thanks to a teaser from Arcane’s crew.
There are no new scenes or dialogue in the teaser, but the most important part comes at the end: Arcane fans believe they can hear the mechanical heartbeat of League of Legends champion Warwick, a part werewolf, a part machine who has no recollection of his life before being experimented on in scientist Singed’s lab.