Riot Games' League of Legends animated series Arcane astonished fans with its compelling characters, epic story, and beautiful animation when it premiered on Netflix in early November. All nine episodes of Season 1 are now available to watch on Netflix, but fans are craving for more episodes following the cliffhanger ending of Season 1. Thankfully, it looks like Arcane's story is far from over. Its critical acclaim and high viewership made a second season seem inevitable, so we've compiled the latest information about Arcane Season 2 here.
Arcane features the origin stories of characters from League of Legends' popular MOBA game, and fans are excited to find out how future episodes will continue their stories, and how other familiar characters could potentially be introduced.
Here's everything you need to know about Arcane Season 2, and we will update this article with the latest details when they come up.
Arcane Season 2 Confirmation Status: Has Netflix officially confirmed a new season?
Just shortly after Arcane Season 1, Act 3 (the last 3 episodes of the first season) was released on Netflix in November 20, Netflix and Riot Games officially confirmed that Arcane Season 2 is in development.
"We're beyond happy about the positive response to Arcane's first season and are working hard with the creative wizards at Riot and Fortiche to deliver our second installment," said Arcane co-creators Alex Yee and Christian Linke in a statement.
Considering the overwhelmingly positive reception from fans and critics for Arcane Season 1 since its premiere on November 6, 2021, it's not surprising that the animated series set in the world of Riot Games' popular MOBA game has been renewed for Season 2.
Arcane Season 2 Release Date: When will the next season be released on Netflix?
Netflix hasn't officially announced a release date for Arcane Season 2 yet, though if production is already underway, it's likely that the new episodes will be released in 2023. Hopefully, the production doesn't face any more delays after the production of Season 2 was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which pushed Arcane's planned 2020 release date to 2021.
Riot Games provided an explanation to the delay of Season 1. Greg Street (also known as Ghostcrawler), Head of Creative Development for Riot Games, said: “Creative development and production is hard, especially in a world where you can’t see your coworkers IRL. We have video meetings now, which help, but they are no substitute for being in a room where we can really get the creative energy flowing. Combine these issues, along with the technical difficulties of production at the international scale, and the problem becomes a lot bigger.”
Arcane Season 2 Cast: Who will return and who are the newcomers?
As part of the Arcane Season 2 announcement, Netflix and Riot Games already confirmed that Hailee Steinfeld (Vi), Ella Purnell (Jinx) and Katie Leung (Caitlyn Kiramman) will reprise their voice roles. The Season 2 announcement teaser featured their voices, but the rest are still under wraps, but expect the other cast members from Season 2 reprise their roles in Season 2, including:
- Kevin Alejandro as Jayce Talis
- Molly Harris as Young Caitlyn
- Harry Lloyd as Viktor
- Toks Olagundoye as Mel Medarda
- JB Blanc as Vander and Bolbok
- Reed Shannon as Ekko
- Miles Brown as Young Ekko
However, the involvement of Jason Spisak (the voice of Silco) is less certain because his character was killed off in the finale of Season 1. – though flashback scenes may potentially bring him back.
Arcane Season 2 Trailer: Is there a teaser or full trailer already?
Netflix's announcement was accompanied by a short clip confirming the release of Season 2, but it doesn't feature any new footage.
It would probably take months before a full trailer is released, but we will update this article when it arrives.
Here's the full trailer for Arcane Season 1 that Netflix released in September 2021:
Arcane Season 2 Plot: What will happen in the next season of the League of Legends animated series?
Netflix hasn't announced an official plot synopsis for Arcane Season 2 yet, but we can speculate how the early episodes might unfold given how Season 1 ended with an explosive cliffhanger.
In Episode 9 of Arcane, The Monster You Created, just after the dramatic dinner scene with Jinx accidentally killing Silco, Jayce (voiced by Kevin Alejandro) initiate a Council vote to give Zaun independence. The vote passed, but Jinx (Ella Purnell), who was traumatized after the death of Silco, fired a powerful Hextech rocket at the Council building.
With tensions high between Piltover and Zaun, it's likely that the early episodes of Arcane Season 2 will escalate the conflict between the two cities and result in the vote of Zaun's independence being cancelled, most likely for good.