Arcane season 2 could throw the curtain on the story of Vi and Jinx – and fans of the blockbuster series aren’t ready for that opportunity.
Fans began speculating online about the chances of this following the release of the final episode of Bridging the Rift, a five-part YouTube series that charted Arcane’s six-year development. The first season of the League of Legends (LoL) animated series, debuting on Netflix in November 2021, was met with universal acclaim from fans and critics alike, and won numerous awards in 2022.
It’s no surprise that the next entry – Arcane Season 2 – is on its way, although there’s no time frame for the next installment of one of Netflix’s best series. And while the creators of LoL and Arcane, Riot Games, have teased a few things about the show’s second season in Bridging the Rift, the prospect of ending Vi and Jinx’s story after Season 2 of Arcane is what fans are most interested in.
Speaking in the last few minutes Joint bridging, section 5 (opens in a new tab) – Go to the 33:10 mark to hear it for yourself – Riot co-founder Brandon Beck said: “The fact that we can spend five hours in Piltover and Zaun [in season 1]and then do it again in season two, before we start drifting away from this little corner of the world and that handful of characters, the space of possibilities is just so wild. “
Exciting as Arcane will open up the world of Runeterra – a world where Arcane and League of Legends take place – in future seasons fans have voiced concern that one more season of Arcane is not enough time to finish Vi and Jinx’s Story.
Moving on to Reddit after watching Episode 5, many Arcane and LoL fans said that despite their full confidence in the Arcane creative team, they were worried that two seasons were enough time to fully explore Vi and Jinx’s complex relationship.
Reddita user Vernitzsche (opens in a new tab) wrote that “they can’t really figure out how [Riot] they’re going to do it all in a way that doesn’t seem rushed, ”adding that the show also had to factor in character development for Arcane’s supporting cast like Ekko, Caitlyn and Viktor.
Meanwhile, Restless_Mango_4589 (opens in a new tab) he said, “one more season really doesn’t seem like enough time to wrap it up, and the idea of a total shift of focus within the same show just really pisses me off.” Redditor POWDERed_Jinx (opens in a new tab) they agreed, saying it was “disturbing” and that they wanted a “really good ending” for the duo. Bloom_after_deszcz (opens in a new tab) they added that they were “conflicted” with the prospect of saying goodbye to Vi and Jinx after just two seasons, while ThuBiejaMan (opens in a new tab) said ending the Piltover / Zaun storyline after two seasons would be silly considering Riot has yet to roll out “half the champions in the region.”
Other fans are less concerned. Dawn Sennin (opens in a new tab) posted that they had “absolute faith” in the Arcane showrunners, whether or not season 2 marks the end of Vi and Jinx’s journey. Spyrotefox (opens in a new tab) said moving to other regions and heroes in Runeterra “sounds great to me,” while Eternal Pain791 (opens in a new tab) suggested that Piltover and Zaun could still be key locations in the seasons to come, meaning we may come across Vi, Jinx and the company again.
Redditor _harleys (opens in a new tab), however, argued that everyone just read too much in Beck’s comments. This is a big possibility – Beck may have just teased the prospect of bringing more heroes and territories to Runeterra in Arcane, but the story of Vi and Jinx will continue to be the main narrative thread that runs through the series.
We contacted Riot Games and Arcane’s external PR team for clarification on Beck’s comments. If we receive a reply, we will update this article accordingly.
Arcane season 2 is yet to receive an official release date, but Riot CEO Nicolo Laurent previously confirmed that it will not reach 2023. (opens in a new tab). However, based on snippets of footage and other comments from Bridging the Rift, it feels like Arcane Season 2 might be with us in the first half of 2023, not the second.
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