After the final release of Act III on Netflix, Arcane season 2 is now officially confirmed to be in production. The stunning video game adaptation of League of Legends from Riot Games is produced by co-creators Christian Linke and Alex Yee and has been praised by critics and fans for its storytelling and unique animation. The captivating animation for Arcane was made by Fortiche Production, recognized for combining both 2D and 3D animation to create their own graphic style.
Separated into three chapters with nine episodes in total, Arcane is a prequel to the League of Legends franchise. Arcane’s story traces the origins of League of Legends champions set in Piltover and Zaun starring Hailee Steinfeld as Vi and Ella Purnell as Jinx. The first season explores the strained relationship between the two sisters and the tensions between the two cities, Piltover and Zaun. During the release of the Netflix series, League of Legends developer Riot Games had launched a month-long event and global watch party to celebrate the release of the show.
Many fans have eagerly been wondering if the show would renew for a second season on Netflix, especially after the cliffhanger Arcane ended on. To everyone’s surprise, Arcane season 2 has officially been confirmed to be in production. In a short teaser, Caitlyn (Katie Leung), Vi, and Jinx can all be heard in the released video announcement for Season 2. Watch the teaser announcement below:
Following the overwhelmingly positive reactions and responses to the Netflix show, it comes as no surprise that Arcane has been renewed for a season 2. In a recent interview with Screen Rant, Arcane’s Ella Purnell had shared how much she enjoyed playing the role of Jinx as she’s never played such an interesting female villain before. Currently, it sits as the second most popular show around the world on Netflix, beating You season 3. While specific details of the second season have not been released, we can expect to see some of the original cast reprising their roles in the second season as their voices were featured in the teaser announcement.
Despite being based on the video game, League of Legends the show does not expect audiences to understand the lore behind the game to watch the series. In retrospect, Arcane has been gratifying for fans to watch and to connect with their favorite champions’ origin stories. Arcane has perfectly captivated storytelling through their art and sets a precedent for future animated series and video game adaptations to come. Although it is not confirmed when Arcane season 2 will premiere, the series is currently in production.
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