Arcane has been renewed for a second season on Netflix and is currently in production following the cliffhanger ending of the first season, which kept fans guessing until the very end.
After being separated as children, twins Jinx and Vi (Ella Purnell and Hailee Steinfeld) find themselves caught up in a conflict that pits them against each other in the League of Legends world.
Steinfeld and Purnell will reprise their roles in the TV show, along with Caitlyn Kiramman’s Katie Leung.
We are thrilled by the positive response to Arcane’s first season and are working hard with Riot and Fortiche to deliver our second installment,” series co-creators Christian Linke and Alex Yee said of Arcane’s renewal, which was announced earlier this month.
Netflix is set to release Season 1 in early November 2021, and before then, Linke discussed how the show serves as a “love letter” to the League community as a whole, including both Rioters and players.
“I think we’ve always had this dream of creating a bigger experience where it’s not just a show and you drop it, but it’s really something where we can create a conversation piece for people who have loved this IP and the characters for so long,” he said to Deadline.
According to him, “everyone who works on these things feels like they are working on the most important thing they have ever done in their craft.”
Rumors About the Release Date of Arcane Season 2
“In production” was the exact wording used on Twitter by the @NetflixGeeked Twitter account when Netflix announced a second season of Arcane in November 2021. This indicates that the new episodes are already in the works.
As of yet, there is no official release date for season two, but Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent has given fans both good and bad information on the subject.
In November 2021, he tweeted, “We are working on #Arcane season 2.” “Fortunately, your wait will be much shorter than that (the time it took us to making season 1). Sadly, it won’t arrive in 2022.”
Arcane’s planned 2020 release date was pushed back to November 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which disrupted production on the first set of episodes.
Greg Street (also known as Ghostcrawler), Head of Creative Development for Riot Games, explained the delay to the first season: “When you can’t see your coworkers in person, creative development and production are even more difficult. We now have video meetings, which are helpful, but they do not replace being in a room where the creative energy can really flow. They are. Adding these issues to the difficulty of producing on an international scale makes the problem even more difficult to deal with.”
The Second Season of Arcane
A confirmed episode count for Season 2 has yet to be announced by Netflix, but given the show’s first season’s release pattern, which saw three-episode batches between November 6 and 20, it’s possible we could see a similar pattern this time around.
The Cast of Arcane Season 2
Many of the show’s original stars are expected to return for Season 2, including:
Hailee Steinfeld as Vivian
Playing Powder/Jinx, Ella Purnell
Young Powder, Mia Sinclair Jenness
Jayce Talis is played by Kevin Alejandro.
Caitlyn Kiramman is played by Katie Leung.
Molly Harris as Caitlyn’s younger self
Harry Lloyd portrays Viktor in this movie.
Mel Medarda is played by Toks Olagundoye.
Vander (JB Blanc) and Bolbok (JB Blanc)
Reed Shannon portrays Ekko.
Miles Brown in the role of Ekko the Younger
Although Jason Spisak’s character Silco was killed off in the first season’s finale, there’s always the possibility of flashbacks, which makes his involvement less certain.
The Arcane social media team has also teased fans with the possibility of new characters joining the cast in season two.
Arcane fans are convinced they can hear the heartbeat of League of Legends champion Warwick, a part-werewolf, part-human and part-machine, who was experimented on in scientist Singed’s laboratory, even though there are no new scenes in the teaser.
Warwick hasn’t been confirmed for the second season, so fans will have to wait for more details.
Trailer for the Second Season of Arcane
Even though there is no new footage in the teaser, Netflix has confirmed that Arcane will be returning for a second season.
A full-length trailer for the first season of Arcane was released by Netflix on September 25, 2021, six weeks prior to the show’s premiere. We can expect a longer wait for the first proper glimpse at the next season.
Season 2’s Enigmatic Plot
There is no official synopsis of the second season’s plot yet, but based on how the first season ended, we can make educated guesses as to what will happen in the first few episodes.
A Council vote to grant Zaun independence was called for by Jayce (Kevin Alejandro) in The Monster You Created, the ninth episode of Arcane. It was approved, but Jinx (Ella Purnell), still shaken from killing Silco, launched a rocket at the Council building right then and there.
Because Piltover and Zaun have been at odds for nine episodes, an attack on the Council building is highly likely to spark further hostilities and jeopardise the vote for Zaun’s independence, possibly forever.
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