After a questionable season 1, Riot Games’ “League of Legends” animated series “Arcane” has been renewed for a second season on Netflix.
According to Deadline, Riot Games and Netflix unveiled the update on Saturday during a two-day Undercity Nights event. Stars Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Purnell and Katie Leung will resume their roles for the second season as Vi, Jinx and Caitlyn Kiramman respectively.
Season 2 is currently in production. The series premiered in early November and is set in the utopian region of Piltover, the League of Legends kingdom, and the oppressed underground of Zaun.
Animated by Fortche Productions, Arcane follows the roots of popular “Alliance” sisters Jinx and Wei in their quest for reunification. Conquering the crazy world is a dark force that brings violence and disorder and threatens to tear the sisters to pieces.
Arcane animation by Fortche Productions tells the origins of popular champions sisters Jinx and Vi as they seek to reunite. Conquering the crazy world is a dark force that brings violence and disorder and threatens to tear the sisters to pieces.
Co-creators Christian Linke and Alex Yee said, “We have been very pleased with the positive response to Arcane’s first season and are working hard with the creative wizards at Riot and Fortche on our second season.”
Before the series premiered, Linke spoke to Deadline about how the Netflix show has become a “love letter” to the Alliance community, from Terrorists to players.
“I’m really confident in the statement that everyone doing these jobs feels that they are doing the most important thing they have ever done in their craft,” he said.
Executive Linke and Yee are produced alongside Marc Merrill, Brandon Beck, Jane Chung and Thomas Vu.
Arcane marks Riot Games’ first foray into studio television. According to Deadline, the series is being developed and produced by Riot Games in partnership with Fortche Productions. Through a Riot Games agreement with Tencent, Arcane premiered on Tencent Video in China.