Streaming fans and gamers rejoice—Variety reports that Netflix will release Arcane Season 2 in November of 2024, the sequel season to the critically acclaimed streaming adaptation of Riot Game’s beloved video game, League of Legends. The renewal was confirmed in November of 2021 and is expected to pick up where the project’s celebrated first season left off. The first season earned the Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (a first for a streaming series).
Vi and Jinx Return For Arcanse Season 2 November 2024
Fans of the series will be excited to resume the narrative of sisters Vi and Jinx, voiced by Hailee Steinfeld and Ella Purnell, as they navigate the conflict embroiling the stratified cultures of Piltover and Zaun. Also, look out for Caitlyn Kiramann, slated to rejoin the fray of Arcane Season 2, voiced again by Katie Leung. The project’s showrunning team is Christian Linke and Alex Yee, much lauded for their adapting the universe of a videogame to an episodic story.
The Production Crew Is Sticking Around
The production crew, thankfully, remains the same, too. Pascal Charrue and Arnaud Delord will return to their director’s chairs to co-direct the series. The second season will also continue collaborating with series composers Alexander Temple and Alex Seaver. And, of course, the new season wouldn’t satisfy completely were it not for the opening theme by Imagine Dragons and JID—thankfully introducing episodes again, too. Linke, Marc Merril, Brandon Beck, Jane Chung, and Thomas Vu share executive production duties for Arcane Season 2
Arcane Was A Top-Rated Show Upon Release
These creatives made for a winning roster; the series was Netflix’s top-rated show across 52 countries upon its inception.
The streaming hit counts among a mounting slate of video game adaptations for binge-watchers. It shares the streaming space with Paramount+’s Halo, Peacock’s Twisted Metal, and HBO’s The Last of Us. These projects marked an epoch-changing trend in which cinematic adaptations of video games reaped critical acclaim and enjoyed colossal appeal. Why?
The above adaptations involve serious players and mean serious business. Twisted Metal, for example, was written by the creatives behind Deadpool, and The Last of Us starred uber-A list actor Pedro Pascal.
The Game That Started It All
The videogame Arcane Season 2 is based on remains one of the most popular pieces of media–any media–of all time.
League of Legends debuted in 2009 and introduced the world to an addictive multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game developed and published by Riot Games. Interestingly, the game was inspired by a custom map for Warcraft III, “Defense of the Ancients.” It’s a free-to-play game, though it monetizes itself through character customization options. Players pit against one another in two teams of five players each, combining real-time PVP action with role-playing game elements.
League Of Legends Is A Global Hit
The game inspiring Arcane Season 2 commands legions of fans— and is indeed a global phenomenon—due to its accessibility, character design, and production value; LoL is often nominated in gamer discussions for the best videogame ever made.
Its popularity has led to various media tie-ins (such as the Arcane streaming series) and spin-off video games. Perhaps most recognizably, the game occupies an enormous presence in the esports arena. The League of Legends World Championship is a major international event millions watch.