The Fortiche animated League of Legends television series Arcane premiered on November 21, 2021, with a nine-episode first season. The show went on to win the Outstanding Animated Program award at the 74th Primetime Creative Arts Emmys, garnering praise from critics worldwide.
Fans of Arcane predicted that the show's second season would premiere sooner rather than later based on its critical acclaim (the show has a flawless 100% Rotten Tomatoes score), high public interest, and the show's many achievements.
These assumptions were also based on the fact that when the show debuted in 2021, Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent took to Twitter to reveal that season 2 was already in the works and that it would be produced a lot faster than the 6 years it took to produce and release season 1.
However, at the Video V Vision Conference hosted by Tencent (Riot Games' parent company), it was revealed that Arcane season 2 would not be released until Q4 2024. Online fans are speculating that the show's second season is likely to drop in November 2024 to coincide with League of Legends' 15th anniversary.
The fans of Arcane and League of Legends are concerned that the show may lose all of its momentum after such a long wait, even though technically, Laurent's previous Tweet is accurate since it will take less than 6 years for season 2 to be published.
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All nine episodes of Arcane Season 1 are currently available to stream on Netflix.
Amidst the escalating unrest between the advanced, utopian city of Piltover and the squalid, repressed undercity of Zaun, sisters Vi and Jinx find themselves on opposing sides of a war over twisted ideologies and arcane technology.
Arcane is set in Riot's League of Legends fictional universe and primarily focuses on the playable champion sisters Vi and Powder aka Jinx.
Other playable champions who appear in the show include the Sheriff of Piltover Caitlyn, the Boy Who Shattered Time Ekko, Jayce, the Defender of Tomorrow, the Revered Inventor Heimerdinger, Viktor, the Machine Herald, and the Mad Chemist Singed.
The voice cast for the show includes Hailee Steinfeld as Vi, Ella Purnell portrays Jinx, Katie Leung as Caitlyn, Reed Shannon as Ekko, Kevin Alejandro as Jayce, Mick Wingert as Heimerdinger, Harry Lloyd as Viktor, and Brett Tucker as Singed.
The show was created by Christian Linke (creative director at Riot Games) and Alex Yee (creative designer at Riot Games).