The League of Legends series is officially returning to Netflix.
The first season of Arcane, which made its debut earlier in November, is getting another season! Arcane is Riot Games' first foray into television, and the show has been a huge success.
"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 co-creators Christian Linke and Alex Yee, according to Deadline. Linke previously told Deadline about how the Netflix series serves as a "love letter" to the League community – from Rioters to players. "I really feel confident in the statement that everyone that works on these things feels like they're working on the most important thing they've ever done in their craft," he said.
The official description of the show states: "Two sisters. Two cities. One discovery that will change the world forever. In the cities of Piltover and Zaun, unrest stirs as inventors and thieves, politicians, and crime lords chafe against the constraints of a society torn asunder." The first season featured a total of nine episodes, and each episode came up to about 45 minutes.
Netflix dropped a short teaser about the second season being confirmed but there's not much else to go by. And there's no new footage.
Ready yourselves, friends. Season 2 of Arcane is now in production. pic.twitter.com/L9oYFzOn0X— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) November 21, 2021
Again, there's not much information about the plot of the next season. All we can do is take a guess about how an initial couple of episodes might unfold given how the first season ended – with a huge cliffhanger. The first season is set in the utopian region of League of Legends realms Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun. The series follows the origins of popular League champions sisters Jinx and Vi as they seek to reunite. All we know from the first season is that if they keep the momentum going then fans are going to love the complex characters, fascinating storylines, and stunning animation!
We're expecting most of the original cast to return, including:
Hailee Steinfeld as Vi
Ella Purnell as Powder/Jinx
Mia Sinclair Jenness as Young Powder
Kevin Alejandro as Jayce Talis
Katie Leung as Caitlyn Kiramman
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
Netflix is yet to officially confirm a release date for season two. Hopefully, if production is already underway there just might be a chance for an earlier release. However, Riot Games CEO Nicolo took to Twitter to share the news that it won't be out by next year, He said: So yeah, we are working on #arcane season 2. The good news: you won't have to wait for 6 years (the time it took us to making season 1) The bad news: it's not coming in 2022.
Hey, as long as the show provides quality animation and great storylines along with deeply complex characters, it's worth the wait, right?