When Arcane premiered on Netflix in 2021, it quickly earned the acclaim of critics and fans alike. The adaptation of League of Legends by Riot Games appealed to both fans of the original title and those who had little knowledge of the game. Arcane captivated viewers with its unique animation style, steampunk atmosphere, complex moral dilemmas and charismatic characters.
Two years have passed since the release of the first season. Although Netflix green-lit the next instalment, for a long time there was no information about season 2. However, the first details about the new episodes of Arcane are starting to emerge. We’ve gathered all the latest news and speculation about the second season.
When will Arcane season 2 release?
According to the latest information, Arcane will return to Netflix in November 2024.
The creation of the new season will take three years – a fact that shouldn’t be surprising, considering that work on the first lasted a whopping 6 years. The creators want to make something truly spectacular for fans.
As Nicolo Laurent, Riot Games CEO, said during an interview published on the Chinese social media site Bilibili:
It’s not ready yet. There are two reasons for that, you want the quality, we just don’t want to rush, and so that takes time, and that’s a good reason. The bad reason is that, honestly, we didn’t know if Season 1 was going to be a success. So we didn’t start Season 2 until after. We didn’t know. And so if I’d known [Arcane was going to be successful], we could have started Season 2 way earlier.
What is the plot of Arcane season 2?
Netflix hasn’t yet released any information regarding the plot of season 2. Presumably, the storyline will pick up right after the bloody events at the end of season 1.
In the season finale, Jinx, frenzied with anger, attacked the Piltover council, which was voting on Zaun’s independence. The attack likely resulted in the deaths of many people, leading to a war between the two cities.
The relationship between Vi and Jinx will remain a central theme in season 2. However, it seems that their bond is beyond repair. Jinx will likely pose a significant threat in the second season, so Vi will try to hunt her down and stop her. Caitlyn and Jayce will probably join the chase as well.
Who is in the voice cast for Arcane season 2?
We expect the following cast member to appear in the next instalment of the show:
Hailee Steinfeld – Vi
Ella Purnell – Jinx
Katie Leung – Caitlyn Kiramman
Kevin Alejandro – Jayce Talis
Toks Olagundoye – Mel Medarda
Harry Lloyd – Viktor
Reed Shannon – Ekko
Mick Wingert – Cecil B. Heimerdinger
Amirah Vann – Sevika
Interestingly, Silco, who died in the season 1 finale, will also appear in new episodes of Arcane. Jason Spisak, who voices the villain, confirmed that he recorded lines for the new season. We assume that Silco will appear in flashbacks.
Is there a trailer for Arcane season 2?
So far, Netflix has only released a short teaser announcing the new episodes of the series: