It's been almost three years of waiting for Arcane fans, but with a release window for season 2 having been announced earlier this year, we've now got a brand new poster teasing its arrival.


Netflix's epic anime's first season ended on a cliffhanger that has kept fans on tenterhooks, and it certainly seems like season 2 won't be letting up on the emotional stakes, with the poster seeing sisters Jinx and Vi in a close embrace.

The sisters will once again be voiced by Ella Purnell and Hailee Steinfeld, but we don't yet know exactly what road the new season, set in Riot Games's League of Legends universe, will take them down.

The first season was acclaimed by both critics and fans, but when are the new episodes coming to Netflix? Here's everything we know about its release window.

Arcane season 2 release date speculation

Arcane season 2 is coming to Netflix in November 2024.

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Netflix announced the exciting news in January 2024, offering up a "nightmarish" new teaser trailer for the season - so the countdown is officially on!

The streamer announced in 2021 that a second season of Arcane was officially green-lit and that the show was already "in production". Little did we know how long we'd have to wait!

Ella Purnell as Jinx in Arcane
Arcane. Ella Purnell as Jinx in Arcane. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021 Netflix

Explaining the delay to the first season, Greg Street (also known as Ghostcrawler), Head of Creative Development for Riot Games, said: "Creative development and production is hard, especially in a world where you can’t see your coworkers IRL.

"We have video meetings now, which help, but they are no substitute for being in a room where we can really get the creative energy flowing. Combine these issues, along with the technical difficulties of production at the international scale, and the problem becomes a lot bigger."

Meanwhile, series co-creators Christian Linke and Alex Yee said of Arcane's reunion: “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 instalment.”

Abigail Marlowe as Mrs. Kiramman, Mara Junot as Shoola in Arcane
Abigail Marlowe as Mrs. Kiramman, Mara Junot as Shoola in Arcane. Netflix

Ahead of the first season’s premiere on Netflix at the beginning of November 2021, Linke spoke about how the show serves as a “love letter” to the League community, from Rioters to players.

“I think we’ve always had this dream of creating a bigger experience where it’s not just a show and you drop it, but it’s really something where we can create a conversation piece for people that have loved this IP and the characters for such a long time,” he told Deadline.

“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 added.

Is there a trailer for Arcane season 2?

Yes! You can watch the action-packed teaser trailer below.

How many Arcane season 2 episodes will there be?

Netflix is yet to confirm an episode count for the second season, though it's feasible we could be looking at a release pattern akin to the show's first outing.

That would mean we could see a total of nine episodes released in three-episode batches.

Who will be in the Arcane season 2 cast?

evin Alejandro as Jayce, Katie Leung as Caitlyn Kiramman in Arcane
Kevin Alejandro as Jayce, Katie Leung as Caitlyn Kiramman in Arcane Netflix

We can expect much of the main cast of the first season to return for the season 2, including:

  • Hailee Steinfeld as Vi
  • Ella Purnell as Powder/Jinx
  • Mia Sinclair Jenness as Young Powder
  • Kevin Alejandro as Jayce Talis
  • Katie Leung as Caitlyn Kiramman
  • Molly Harris as Young Caitlyn
  • Harry Lloyd as Viktor
  • Toks Olagundoye as Mel Medarda
  • JB Blanc as Vander and Bolbok
  • Reed Shannon as Ekko
  • Miles Brown as Young Ekko

Less certain is the involvement of Jason Spisak, what with his character Silco being killed off in the first season's finale – though there's always potential for flashbacks.

In addition, a teaser from Arcane’s social media team has fans wondering whether, alongside the familiar faces, there might be some new characters in the second season.

While there are no new scenes in the teaser, Arcane fans are convinced they can hear the heartbeat of League of Legends’ champion Warwick, a part-werewolf, part-human and part-machine, who was experimented on in scientist Singed’s laboratory.

However, there’s no word yet about whether Warwick will be appearing in season two, so viewers will have to wait for more information.

What could be the Arcane season 2 plot?

Mia Sinclair Jenness as Powder in Arcane
Mia Sinclair Jenness as Powder in Arcane Netflix

Though there's no official plot synopsis yet for the second season, we can make an educated guess or two as to how the early episodes might unfold given how the first season ended – with a huge cliffhanger.

The ninth episode of Arcane, The Monster You Created, saw Jayce (voiced by Kevin Alejandro) initiate a Council vote to give Zaun independence. The vote passed – but just at that moment a rocket fired by Jinx (Ella Purnell), who was traumatised from having killed Silco, hits the Council building.

That's how the season ended – and with tensions high throughout the nine episodes between Piltover and Zaun, it's highly likely the attack on the Council building will lead to more conflict and result in the vote for Zaun's independence being disrupted, possibly for good.

Arcane season 2 will stream on Netflix in November 2024. Season 1 is available to stream now. Sign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.


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