Arcane Season 2: What We Know So Far
Arcane was one of Netflix’s greatest hits when it released in 2021, a series that adapted the universe of League of Legends using some incredible animation techniques and styles. Fans of the show were eagerly anticipating the second season, but it turns out that we will have to wait longer than expected. In this article, we’ll break down everything we know so far about Arcane season 2, from its release date to the plotline and more.
Bad News for Fans
Unfortunately, it was recently revealed that Arcane season 2 won’t be released this year, contrary to what many people believed. Netflix and Riot Games had not announced an official release date, but many fans were expecting the show to be available by the end of 2023. However, during an interview, Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent confirmed that Arcane’s next outing won’t be ready before 2024.
The Reason Behind the Delay
According to Laurent, there are two reasons why the release was delayed. The first reason is that they want to ensure the show’s quality and avoid rushing the development process. The second reason is that they didn’t anticipate the success of the first season. If they had, they would have started developing the second season much earlier.
What We Know About the Plot
Full spoilers follow for Arcane season 1. If you’ve seen the final episode of season 1, you know that Jinx fired a crystal rocket at Piltover’s council chamber, with many main and supporting characters trapped inside. This cliffhanger left viewers desperate to know what happens next. While we don’t know all the details, we do have some clues about what might happen in season 2.
Vi and Jinx’s Relationship
The relationship between Vi and her sister, Jinx, will probably be a significant focus in the second season. Caitlyn may be out for revenge if her mother was hurt or killed, which would put her at odds with Vi, whom Caitlyn is close with. Vi will be caught in a difficult situation, trying to save Jinx from herself or helping Caitlyn and Jayce bring her to justice. The latter would put her in opposition with the other two, so she’s got a lot of thinking to do.
Main and Supporting Characters Tangled in the Blast
We don’t expect everyone to have survived the blast. At the very least, we think Mel and Cassandra will perish, or be severely injured. This event can cause Jayce and Caitlyn to pursue Jinx and her gang. That could lead Jayce to walk back on his promise to give Zaun its independence from Piltover, especially now that Jinx – a Zaun citizen – carried out the attack.
New Voiceover Work
In November 2022, co-showrunner Christian Linke confirmed that scripts had been completed. However, some had undergone rewrites based on their storyboards and new voiceovers from the series’ actors. Katie Leung, who voices Caitlyn, stated on Reddit that she was still periodically conducting voice work as recently as mid-April.
Music and Showrunners Collaboration
The showrunners are looking for new music collaborators for Arcane season 2. While the music in the first season was fantastic, they wanted to work with other artists to create a unique sound that represents the plot and character growth. Fans appreciated the music in the first season’s music, and it won’t be a surprise if season 2 lives up to the expectations while opening up everyone involved to new audiences.
Future Seasons and Spin-off Potential
The success of Arcane seems to indicate that future seasons and spin-offs are likely to happen. Riot Games already has several game spin-offs and other animated and live-action adaptations in development, all set in various parts of their League of Legends universe.
While we certainly know more about Arcane season 2 than we did previously, there’s still much we don’t know. The wait for season 2 is going to be painful, but we are optimistic that it will be worth it for fans of the show.
1. How many seasons of Arcane are planned?
While we don’t have an official answer to that question, the success of the first season and the potential for spin-offs means that future seasons are likely.
2. Will any new characters be introduced in season 2?
It’s possible. With the events of season 1, there are bound to be new characters that get introduced in the second season.
3. Will the second season be available on Netflix?
Yes, it will. Netflix is the show’s primary distributor.
4. How many episodes will be in Arcane season 2?
We don’t yet know how many episodes there will be in the second season. The first season had nine episodes, and it’s possible that the second season will follow suit.
5. When should we expect a trailer for season 2?
While there’s no official statement about a trailer or release date, we’re hoping for more information and a trailer by the end of 2023.