Ahead are some obscure spoilers.
The first season of the animated series Arcane launched on Netflix in early November, and after nine episodes and a cliffhanger finish, fans have been waiting to hear whether there will be a second season.
Arcane examines the origins of characters from the utopian city of Piltover and the oppressed undercity of Zaun, such as sisters Vi (Hailee Steinfeld) and Jinx (Jonathan Pryce) (Ella Purnell).
Steinfeld is now best known for her portrayal as Hawkeye in Marvel’s Hawkeye, but she was less well-known during the first six years of Arcane’s production when producers Christian Linke and Alex Yee cast her as Vi.
“In many instances, the individuals with whom we chose to collaborate were not as prominent at the time as they ultimately were,” Yee told One Esports.
Linke remarked that it was awe-inspiring to see many of the artists with whom they had collaborated over the years appear in various media and initiatives.
Ella Purnell, who portrays Jinx on Yellowjackets, was also discovered. “In the game, we are all aware of her identity,” Yee noted. “But we really wanted to give her this other dimension, to see this complexity and the actual person underneath Jinx’s enormous, dazzling, flashy exterior, and I think Ella did an excellent job of that.”
Arcane Season 2 Release Date
Netflix reports that production for the second season of Arcane has commenced. According to Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent, the first season took six years to build, but he promised in a tweet that the wait for the second season would be shorter.
However, as Laurent notes, it won’t come until 2023 at the earliest.
The co-creators of Arcane, Christian Linke and Alex Yee, were ecstatic by the positive reception of the first season. We are collaborating closely with the creative geniuses at Riot and Fortiche to produce our second instalment.
Season one had a unique format in which three episodes were broadcast simultaneously; until season two airs, you may anticipate a similar release schedule.
Yee asserts that (via Superpixel). “In terms of the release schedule, this was an idea we had from the beginning. We constructed the plot around the idea of having triplets. Every three episodes, you feel like you’ve received a substantial amount, and the conclusion of the third episode typically contains key moments.
“With shows that are more in the half-hour range, I believe that having only one every week is not sufficient. Then, you’ll be shocked at how soon you’ll be able to view it if we release it all at once.
“Riot also wanted to make this an event, so they wanted to give fans the opportunity to gather and speculate, as well as unlock activities and quests from the games while they watched. This schedule combines the advantages of both worlds. You won’t have to wait long to see everything, and each time we release a new episode, you should feel like “we got to sit down together and have a whole viewing experience.”
Arcane Season 2 Cast
Again, there is no proof on this front. However, based on the aforementioned teaser, we anticipate three female characters to reappear in the sequel to Arcane:
- Hailee Steinfeld portrays Vi.
- Ella Purnell portrays Jinx.
- Katie Leung plays Caitlyn Jenner in the film.
As evidenced by the above trailer, Vi, Jinx, and Caitlyn will all return for season 2 of Arcane. We hear the trio’s voices at various points in the teaser, and given that they were all outside the room during the stunning season 1 finale, we know they’re safe and will likely return for season 2.
Who else could possibly show up? This hinges on who survives the attack on the council chamber in Piltover. As previously said, we believe Mel and/or Cassandra, as well as any other council member, could be killed or injured as a result of Jinx’s attack. We believe, however, that Jayce will survive. We believe he has a larger role to play, and he will definitely seek justice for Jinx’s misdeeds.
Both Ekko and Heimerdinger are likely to return for Season 2. The second season of Arcane will reveal how their character arcs develop because they were not involved in the attack on the council chamber. Even though Viktor was in the council chamber during Jinx’s attack, he should also return.
There will very probably be new characters in Season 2. Silco, Vander, and Marcus, to name a few, perished in the first part of the Arcane series, forcing the introduction of new supporting characters. Riot, Netflix, and Fortichi Productions may feature a variety of League of Legends heroes and villains in the animated series. However, we have no idea who might appear.
Arcane Season 2 Release Date
Due to the recent start of filming on the second season, the new footage will not be available for some time. Expect a trailer in late 2022, possibly after the premiere date for the second season has been determined.