Based on Riot Games’ video game ‘League of Legends,’ Netflix’s animated series ‘Arcane’ follows orphaned sisters Vi and Powder, who get involved in the independence of Zaun through rebellion. Even though the sisters initiate their efforts to free Zaun from the futuristic upper city of Piltover, the turn of events forces Powder to embrace the persona of Jinx and work for a crime lord named Silco. As the conflict rages on, Vi and Jinx find themselves on opposing sides.
Created by Christian Linke and Alex Yee, the sci-fi series originally released in November 2021 to a humongous reception from viewers all over the world. Critics praised the show’s spellbinding animation, narrative, and masterful adaptation of the video game. After a successful first season, fans must be wondering about the prospects of a sophomore installment, especially considering the cliffhanger season 1 ends with. Well, let us share what we know about ‘Arcane’ season 2!
Arcane Season 2 Release Date
‘Arcane’ season 1 premiered on November 6, 2021, on Netflix, concluding its run on November 20, 2021. The first season comprises nine episodes with a runtime of 39-44 minutes each.
With regard to the second season, we have exciting updates to share! On November 20, 2021, it was announced that ‘Arcane’ had been greenlit for a new round. The renewal was an absolute no-brainer for the streaming giant, as the series ranked first on Netflix Top 10 in 52 countries within a week of its premiere. You would be happy to know that in November 2021, it was announced that the production for season 2 was underway.
Ready yourselves, friends. Season 2 of Arcane is now in production.
Where’s a Hexgate when you need one? pic.twitter.com/3aUeWuQ5Uu
— Arcane (@arcaneshow) November 21, 2021
But the avid admirers of the show may have to wait a while for it to return to the screens. The CEO of Riot Games, Nicolo Laurent, confirmed that a 2022 release was off the cards even though production had commenced for the second season. Taking into consideration the time required for the hefty animation works to complete, we can expect ‘Arcane’ season 2 to release sometime in Q2 2023.
Arcane Season 2 Voice Cast: Who can be in it?
For the second season, Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Purnell, and Katie Leung are set to lend their voices to Vi, Powder/Jinx, and Caitlyn Kiramman, respectively. We can expect to hear the voices of Harry Lloyd (Viktor) and Reed Shannon (Ekko) once again. It is uncertain whether Jason Spisak (Silco), Remy Hii (Marcus), and JB Blanc (Vander) will return to reprise their voice roles since their respective characters die in season 1. Given that Jinx bombs the council in the season 1 finale, it remains to be seen if Toks Olagundoye (Mel) and Kevin Alejandro (Jayce Talis) will voice their respective characters. However, we can expect numerous voice artists to join the cast lineup for the new season.
Arcane Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?
The first season begins with Vi and Powder joining Vander and others for the rebellion to free Zaun from the clutches of Piltover. But the group’s actions end up in complete disorder, as Vander dies in an explosion caused by Powder. After Vander’s death, Powder is taken by Silco, a crime lord who wants to turn the people of Piltover into savage monsters. As for Vi, she gets imprisoned. Meanwhile, Jayce and Viktor illegally experiment with arcane magic and develop the dangerous “Hextech.”
Powder’s association with Silco leads her to embrace a new persona called Jinx. Caitlyn releases Vi from prison, but both of them get kidnapped by Jinx. In the mayhem that ensues, Silco dies accidentally, and Jinx finally immerses in her new identity. In the season finale, she uses arcane crystals in a rocket launcher to fire at Piltover’s council chamber while the council members agree to grant independence to Zaun.
We can expect the second season to begin with the aftermath of the explosion of the council chamber. With Jinx occupying the vacuum left due to Silco’s death, we may see chaos continuing in Piltover. Vi may need to make hard choices following her sister’s complete transformation to a destructive force. As their relationship falls apart, there may be several face-offs between the two sisters. Caitlyn may help Vi to keep Jinx in check, but the two of them will need more power on their side. Zaun’s independence may be central to the storyline of season 2, as the agreement to free the city gets interrupted by the explosion.
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