Arcane Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix
Riot Games’ League of Legends animated series Arcane has been extended for Season 2 at Netflix, following a suspenseful Season 1 cliffhanger.
During the two-day Undercity Nights events on Saturday, Riot Games and Netflix announced the renewal. In the sophomore season, Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Purnell, and Katie Leung will reprise their roles as Vi, Jinx, and Caitlyn Kiramman, respectively. Season 2 is currently in the works.
The series is set in the utopian section of League of Legends realms Piltover and the persecuted underworld of Zaun, and it premiered in November.
The animated series Arcane recounts the origins of popular League champion sisters Jinx and Vi as they attempt to reunite. The dark power that threatens to keep the sisters apart is overcoming the realm of Arcane, which brings bloodshed and turmoil.
Kevin Alejandro, Katie Leung, Jason Spisak, Toks Olagundoye, JB Blanc, and Harry Lloyd all lend their voices to the series.
Ready yourselves, friends. Season 2 of Arcane is now in production. pic.twitter.com/L9oYFzOn0X— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) November 21, 2021
“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.
Linke spoke to Deadline about how the Netflix show acts as a “love letter” to the League community, from Rioters to players, ahead of the series premiere.
“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.
Marc Merrill, Brandon Beck, Jane Chung, and Thomas Vu serve as executive producers alongside Linke and Yee.
Riot Games’ initial excursion into television with Arcane is a first for the studio. Riot Games and Fortiche Productions collaborated on the series development and production. Arcane debuted on Tencent Video in China thanks to a partnership between Riot Games and Tencent.