In the wake of Arcane, the globe was taken aback. If the TV programme based on the popular Riot PC game League of Legends was as bad as Warcraft, it could have been worse (based on the also popular game World of Warcraft). However, unlike Warcraft, which has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of just 28%, Arcane has risen to the top of the heap. It has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating, 9 Annie nominations for 2022, and has spent weeks at the top of Netflix’s most-watched English-language series list, animated or otherwise.
Thanks to newcomers Christian Linke and Alex Lee (both Riot creative team members), whose love of the characters and years of working in the game’s background brought Vi and Jinx’s stories to life, this success may be ascribed. To top it all off, they enlisted the help of Studio Fortiche, a company known for its founders and owners that don’t compromise on the quality of their work under any circumstances. Arcane, a moving work of art, was born when they combined 2D and 3D animation in an oil-painting-like approach. An awesome theme song by Imagine Dragons makes this one of the most popular shows of the year 2021. Riot confirmed the existence of Season 2 on the same day that Season 1 concluded, which came as no surprise. So, what’s in store for us next?
When can we expect the second season of Arcane to premiere?
It’s possible that an episode of Arcane Season 2 will be streamed on Twitch again. However, we all know that that won’t be happening anytime quickly. Arcane’s official Twitter account says that Season 2 has only been “in production” since November 2021, which is six years after the first season has finished filming.
Finally, it has been established that the show will not premiere in 2022, therefore we can only hope for a release in 18 Nov 2023.
Who are the cast members of Arcane Season 2?
Even if Jason Spisak doesn’t reprise his Silco character in any fashion, we may expect the primary actors of Arcane Season 1 to return for Season 2. We may expect to see Hailee Steinfeld as Vi, Ella Purnell as Powder/Jinx, Kevin Alejandro as Jayce Talis, Katie Leung as Caitlyn Kiramman, Harry Lloyd as Viktor, Toks Olagundoye as Mel Medarda, Reed Shannon as Ekko, and Mick Wingert as Heimerdinger in Season 2’s finale.
It’s also possible that we can finally say hello to Brett Tucker, who was never officially introduced as Singed during Season 1.
What Can We Expect from the Second Season of Arcane?
As Arcane came to a close, we saw an emotionally devastated Jinx launch a rocket toward the council chamber, which was populated by Piltover’s smartest and most powerful minds (save for our beloved furry friend, Heimerdinger). Considering that the first season was so brutal, we can only presume that there will be some deaths in this season as well. Because of Mel’s compelling backstory, we believe that she will choose to part ways with Jayce rather than risk losing him. And now his beloved is dead? That’s a recipe for a fiery dish.
As far as we can tell, Vi and Caitlyn are together and well. Both as a very plausible couple (even if oil and water don’t mix) and with Jinx, who was less than delighted to be replaced in Season 1, we can only wonder where their relationship will lead.
For some fans, the 2020 League of Legends champion cinematic, which featured the original Vi/Caitlyn team up against him in an environment that seemed familiar, may lead them to believe that Urgot will appear in the upcoming season.
In the upcoming season, we may expect Singed, Viktor’s former mentor, to acquire a larger role in the show’s narrative. As everybody who’s played the game knows, Viktor is only going to get more strong thanks to his newfound arcane abilities. When it comes to the rest of his story, we’ll just have to wait and see.
If we’re going to see more of Ekko’s vigilantes, we’re going to need Heimerdinger.
There are a number of speculations floating around about Warwick’s heartbeat in the background, despite the fact that we have just seen a teaser clip. The humanoid-wolf creature Warwick is one of Singed’s creations, and many fans believe that Singed will be using Vander as his base for the creature. What Vi and Jinx’s stories might have to do with this, we don’t know.
In addition, some fans may have noticed Singed glancing at a picture of a young girl that bore an uncanny similarity to Piltover game character Orianna, a clockwork woman in the League of Legends. There will be some adjustments to the extensive game canon on Riot’s part, though (but they have done it before).
Zeri, a fellow Zaunite and possible ally of Ekko, has just been launched as a champion in the game by Riot, and like Ekko, possesses intrinsic magical talents that the show might (and that’s a big might) explore.