After a year of delay, Netflix has finally released the first three-episode batch of the first season of Arcane on November 6, 2021. Netflix opted to release the first season in three batches of three episodes, with the final batch arriving two weeks after the first. As we’re waiting for acts two and three to hit Netflix, here is what is known about the potential second season of Arcane.
Riot Games production team confirmed that Arcane season 2 is already in development. We still don’t have a release date, but if we take a look at how long the production on season 1 took, we can probably expect season 2 at the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to the second season of Arcane. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this great anime series.
Arcane Season 2 Release Date
As of November 2021, Arcane has a total of nine episodes, divided into three three-episode batches called acts (Act 1, Act 2, and Act 3). The first batch of the show was released on November 6, 2021, with the second and third batched planned for a November 13 and November 20 release, respectively.
This is the complete overlay of the first season of Arcane and everything that we know of the current structure of the Arcane television series.
Now, Riot Games have confirmed that the production of season 2 is on the way. Check it out below.
Sure, some shows have been renewed even before we’ve seen the first episode, but that’s not a rule and Arcane was somewhat of a gamble for Netflix. A gamble that seems to be paying off, but a gamble nonetheless.
Now, Arcane is has a lot of things going for it as far as a potential continuation goes – the series seems to be doing great with both the fans and the critics, the story is absolutely amazing, and there is a dedicated fanbase of League of Legends players that’ll do anything to get their hands on more episodes.
So, now when we know the show is officially confirmed for the second season, when could we expect to see it? This is a mystery. Due to the pandemic, the show has already been delayed for a year and we don’t have any news regarding the screenplays for a new season being written, which means that it might take some time for the team to finish up and produce a potential second season.
This means that we probably won’t be seeing Arcane before the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023, but who knows – maybe Netflix’ll surprise us!
Arcane Season 2 Trailer
As you might have deduced, there is no trailer for the second season of Arcane. And why is that, you ask yourselves? Well, there is no trailer simply because the second season of Arcane has not been announced yet.
The series is a great candidate for a return, as we have explained, but until we get an official confirmation of the production start, we won’t be seeing a trailer. That much is certain.
The earliest we could see a trailer is late 2022, but that all depends on when the producers plan on releasing the potential second season.
Arcane Season 2 Plot
In order to tell you what you can expect from the future installments of this show, we have to see what we already know. The show takes place in the lore of the League of Legends video game, as we see a lot of familiar elements and characters.
Of course, the situations are completely new and in order to even theorize about what could happen, we first have to see what has happened so far.
Based on the world of League of Legends, Arcane delves into the delicate balance between the rich, utopian city of Piltover and the seedy, downtrodden underbelly of Zaun. Known throughout Runeterra as the “City of Progress,” these cities are home to many of the most brilliant minds.
But the invention of Hextech, a method by which any human can control magical energy, threatens this balance. The story follows the origins of two iconic champions of the League – and the power that will tear them apart.
The show’s main character is the League of Legends Champion Vi. In the first episode, we see the orphaned sisters Vi and Powder bring trouble to Zaun’s underground streets in the wake of a heist in posh Piltover.
We also follow, in the second episode, the idealistic inventor Jayce as he attempts to harness magic through science, despite his mentor’s warnings. Likewise, criminal kingpin Silco tests a powerful new substance.
Finally, in the third release episode so far we see an epic showdown between old rivals that results in a fateful moment for Zaun. Also, Jayce and Viktor risk it all for their research.
This was an overview of the setting of Arcane, showing you what kind of a world you can expect to see. Now, what about the future?
Since Arcane has an original story based on some known elements from the League of Legends lore, we don’t really know how the story might evolve. A big “issue” is the fact that we also have not seen the whole first season, so we don’t even know how it ends, which makes it harder for us to speculate on the future of the show’s plot.
We assume, from what we can gather now, that it won’t be an anthology series but we cannot even theorize as to the plot of a potential second season of Arcane. The show is simply too original and we know too little of it at the moment to tell you what could happen in the future.
Arcane Season 2 Cast
As we have said, we don’t have any official info about the second season of Arcae, so we can only speculate that the main cast from the first seasons will return. Now, since we don’t really know how the first season will end, we cannot even assume as to which characters will survive the first season.
The returns, of course, depend on the production dates and everything else, but this has been the case with most shows so far, so we can assume that it will happen again with Arcane, but we cannot be absolutely certain. So, who would return? Here is a list of probable and potential characters and actors that we can expect to see in the future:
- Katie Leung as Caitlyn
- Kevin Alejandro as Jayce and Workshop Owner
- Ella Purnell as Jinx
- Toks Olagundoye as Mel Medarda
- Jason Spisak as Silco
- J.B. Blanc as Vander and Bolbok
- Hailee Steinfeld as Vi
- Harry Lloyd as Viktor Viktor
- Unnamed actor as Ambessa
- Fred Tatasciore as Benzo and Master Crafter
- Molly Harris as young Caitlyn
- Roger Craig Smith as Claggor
- Josh Keaton as Deckard and Salo
- Erica Lindbeck as Elora
- Miles Brown as Ekko
- Shohreh Aghdashloo as Grayson
- Faustino Duran as young Jayce
- Mia Sinclair Jenness as young Jinx
- Mara Junot as Jules and Shoola
- Mick Wingert as Heimerdinger
- Remy Hii as Marcus and Mr. Kiramman
- Abigail Marlowe as Mrs. Kiramman
- Yuri Lowenthal as Mylo, Thug #1, and Stall Holder
- Amirah Vann as Sevika
- Brett Tucker as Singed Singed
- Dave B. Mitchell as Verne, Hoskel, Harold and Enforcer
- Krizia Bajos as Ximena Talis
How Many Seasons Will Arcane Have?
It might be too early to discuss a potential third or fourth season of Arcane since we don’t even know whether a second season is going to appear, and what the writers have planned for their characters.
Namely, Arcane is still a very young show, which means that the future is very, very uncertain. This, of course, means that we cannot speculate about anything further, but the info we have now seems to suggest that the show is doing very well on the platform.
Seeing how the original game is quite popular and is doing well, as well as taking into consideration the fact that the show has a lot of unexplored narrative territory to approach in future seasons, we don’t see how a potential second season could simply end things, meaning that more seasons are more likely. But, we’ll have to wait and see.