Based on the well-known online game League of Legends, the Netflix original series Arcane explores the genesis tale of the characters, particularly that of sisters Violet (Vi) and Powder (Jinx). After the series’ sad first season finale, the production of the second season has recently been revealed, and fans are eager to learn more about what lies ahead. Arcane is regarded as a top-notch adaption and has earned high marks from fans of the LOL universe and lore who are both players and non-players.
The television programme is set in Piltover, a place known for its cutting-edge Hextech, which enables people to duplicate magic via rational means. The so-called “City of Progress” is not, however, the utopia it first appears to be, with the Undercity plagued by poverty, disease, and hunger, subject to the whims of crime lords, and suffering from addiction to shimmer. The conflict between the sisters and the city ultimately came to a head in the season one finale. In light of that, let’s examine all we currently know about season two.
Arcane Season 2: The Plot
Even though the season two plot hasn’t been officially revealed, we can certainly make assumptions based on the season finale. Jinx comes to a crucial acceptance of who she is after killing Silco to save her sister, and she also understands that no matter what she or her sister do, their relationship will never be the same as it once was. Vi will never be able to accept Powder as she is because she will always be seen as Powder, the weak little sister who needs to be looked after. Jinx chooses to utilise the gemstone together with her weapon and launch a rocket against the Piltover Capitol building after having this epiphanic moment. She has no idea that the council has just unanimously decided to allow the Undercity to become an independent country, the city of Zaun, as she is doing this.
We will probably witness complete chaos in season two as the attack completely destroys Piltover. Piltover will be exposed to additional attacks from Zaun because their leaders are dead and wounded. Furthermore, even if some council members did survive the rocket explosion, it is unlikely that they will uphold their resolution to settle this conflict amicably at this time. The odds are in favour of conflict, and while Piltover was unprepared, the Undercity also lacks a leader to bring them together.
We now wonder who will succeed him as ruler of the Undercity. Jinx played the part of Silco’s adopted daughter, but it is unlikely that any of Silco’s previous followers and allies will stick with her considering that many of them regarded her as an inconvenience, an unstable person, and an unreliable person. Of course, she began this war, so she will undoubtedly be involved in its conclusion.
Perhaps Vi will take the lead instead. Vi has considerable power and respect in the Undercity as Vander’s adoptive daughter, and with her ties to Piltover’s elite, she may be able to bring the people of Zaun together for a just cause and prevent the coming war.
We also speculate about what will happen to the Firelights. Will Ekko take the initiative to mediate a settlement between Piltover and Zaun, or will they back the conflict? And naturally, what will happen to Jinx and Vi? Will the two ever be able to mend their bond, or is it already irreparably broken? Is Jinx past the point where Vi can help?
Vi and Caitlyn’s connection is another one we’ll probably see grow and possibly be put to the test. Caitlyn is a member of Piltover’s elite, yet her mother was a councilwoman who was the rocket’s intended target. Even if Caitlyn’s mother is alive or dead—we don’t yet know—she will be negatively impacted by this incident. She may now pursue her own revenge and retaliation whilst fighting for justice on behalf of the Zaunites who have been wronged, which could strain her relationship with Vi if she keeps protecting Jinx.
Arcane Season 2: The Cast
Vi (Hailee Steinfeld), Jinx (Ella Purnell), and Caitlyn (Katie Leung) will all be back in the core cast. Ekko (Reed Lorenzo Shannon), Heimerdinger (Mick Wingert), and Sevika (Amirah Vann) are further supporting figures. Characters like Jayce (Kevin Alejandro), Viktor (Harry Lloyd), Mel (Toks Olagundoye), and the other council members may return in the second season if any of them survived the blast or in flashbacks before the event of the rocket launch, even though we do not currently know their current whereabouts.
Warwick is one of a handful additional gaming characters who have been confirmed to feature in the second season of Arcane as of this writing. At the conclusion of Season 1, we catch a glimpse of the figure in Singed’s laboratory. Fans have hypothesised that Vander, who consumed shimmer and transformed into a monster, is responsible for creating the figure. It has been confirmed that Orianna, the Lady of Clockwork whose body is propelled by Hextech, will also appear in season two. Janna, a wind spirit that guards the dispossessed of Zaun, is another figure who is rumoured to at least be named, if not make an appearance.
Season two’s release date has not yet been officially announced, however it is anticipated to occur sometime in 2023. Arcane Season 2 is now in development, and we have some teaser language from the show’s Twitter account.
Ready yourselves, friends. Season 2 of Arcane is now in production.
Where’s a Hexgate when you need one? pic.twitter.com/3aUeWuQ5Uu
— Arcane (@arcaneshow) November 21, 2021