Arcane, is a Netflix original series that premiered in November 2021 and quickly became a great sensation thanks to its intriguing story (and one hell of a cliffhanger ending).
The show’s future, season two, and even beyond have been eagerly awaited by fans (and us) ever since.
Even if the wait is going to be a little bit longer, we know it’s going to be well worth it.
Arcane explores the genesis stories of individuals from the utopian city of Piltover and the repressive undercity of Zaun, including sisters Vi (Hailee Steinfeld) and Jinx (Jennifer Lawrence) (Ella Purnell).
The actress joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Kate Bishop, a young aspirant superhero whom Hawkeye mentors, in the Christmas special of Marvel’s Hawkeye. She was also praised for her role as a young Emily Dickinson in the film Dickinson.
But when Christian Linke and Alex Yee engaged her to voice Vi during the six years it took to produce the first season of Arcane, she was less well-known.
Many of the people we worked with at the time weren’t as big as they ended up being,” Yee said.
Many of the artists Linke and his team have worked with over the years have gone on to work in a variety of various forms and projects, which he finds exciting.
Ella Purnell, best known for her role as Jinx in Yellowjackets, was another great find. According to Yee, “We all know who she is in the game. To see the real person behind the big, brilliant, flashy Jinx persona, we wanted to use Ella’s subtlety and authenticity. I think she did remarkably well in that role.”
In other words, what’s next for the show, and who’s making a comeback? Everything we’ve learned so far is here.
Arcane Season 2 Release Date: When Will It Air?
Arcane will return for a second season on Netflix in November 2021, the streaming service has said.
According to Nicolo Laurent, CEO of Riot Games, the first season took six years to develop, but the wait for season two will be shorter:
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 😢 https://t.co/IQoPyLnw1J
— nicolo (@niiicolo) November 21, 2021
However, speeding up a six-year process isn’t going to be easy, so don’t anticipate it until at least 2023. (at the earliest).
According to the series’ co-creators, Christian Linke and Alex Yee, they were “overjoyed” by the excellent reception to Arcane’s first season and are working hard with Riot and Fortiche’s creative wizards to deliver our second installment.”
As with season one, you can expect season two to have the same delivery system, whenever it comes out.
Yes, according to Yee (via Superpixel). “About a release date, this was something we considered early on. Triplets were an inspiration for the story’s conception. Every three episodes, you feel like you’re getting a good chunk, and the end of every third episode usually has some huge moments.
“With half-hour shows, I don’t think there’s much to get excited about if you only get one a week to watch. It’s remarkable how quickly you can watch it if we release it all at once.
“Also, Riot wanted to make this an event – they wanted to have that capability for fans to gather and speculate, and to have there be quests and missions that are in the games that you can acquire while you’re watching.
We got the best of both worlds with this schedule. You don’t have to wait too long to get through everything, and every time we have a drop of episodes, hopefully, there is enough content for you to feel like ‘we got to sit down together, and we got to have an entire viewing experience’.”
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Arcane Season 2 Cast: Who Will Be In It?
The following season one star is returning to voice the second season:
• Hailee Steinfeld as Vi
• Ella Purnell as Jinx (formerly known as Powder)
• Katie Leung as Caitlyn