Riot Games didn’t even leave a single day between the finale of Arcane’s third act and the announcement of Arcane’s second season. Arcane has been a smash hit with League of Legends fans and newcomers alike, sporting a 100% critic score and a 98% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Riot Games has announced that while fans will be able to get an Arcane Season 2, it won’t be next year in 2022.
Riot Games CEO Nicolo Laurent took to Twitter between acts one and two to confirm that Riot was already committed to multiple seasons of the smash-hit show. Fans were ecstatic to know that the stories of Vi, Jinx, Caitlyn, Jayce, Viktor, Mel, and others would continue. However, Laurent has since further clarified the timeline of Arcane’s production and told fans not to hold their breath for another season dropping next year. Instead, he promises it will come quicker than the first season, but that it won’t be turned around in time for a 2022 drop.
Arcane’s season 2 seems most likely to release in 2023.
Riot Games was clearly already committed to further seasons of the show before it aired, which cuts down on preparation time, but animated projects on the scale of Arcane take a lot of time and resources to produce. With Nicolo Laurent confirming that fans won’t be seeing another season of Arcane until at least 2023, fans can take that projection as gospel.
Laurent jokes that fans won’t have to wait the six years it took Riot to first create Arcane from the ground up. With such a positive reception, Riot and its partner Fortiche Studios can lean even harder into the look, tone, and pacing of the first season. If all goes well, fans should see the return of Violet and Powder to the big screen in 2023, likely after the 2023 World Championship concludes, just as was the case for the first season.