Arcane’s Expansive Universe Releases On Netflix

Michael De La Rosa, Staff Writer

Fans of the popular game League of Legends are excited about the release of Riot Games’ animated show, Arcane.

Photo from Arcane Season 2 Announcement

Riot Games (makers of the popular games League of Legends and Valorant) has partnered up with Netflix to produce Arcane, set in the League of Legends universe. The production of Arcane was first announced in early 2019 and we had no further news about the show until recent commercials and advertisements.

Arcane currently releases three episodes weekly and is planned to have nine episodes (in 3 Acts). The releases begin on November 6 and end on November 20. Production of Arcane, season two, was announced on November 20.

The 4 main protagonists (Jayce, Vi, Jinx, Caitlyn)



Arcane follows the story of the four main characters, Jinx, Jayce, Caitlyn, and Vi, while also including guest appearance characters such as Ekko, Heimerdinger, and Viktor. Each of these characters engage in their own adventures throughout the story, some of which have shared arcs throughout the acts.

The show takes place in Piltover (The City of Progress) and Zaun before and after the creation of Hextech, one of the bigger elements within the League of Legends world. There are also brief moments in the story when we see Noxus and Freljord.

The show itself is fantastic. It explores a portion of Piltover’s written lore thoroughly and also introduces new characters and groups to an already expansive universe. Every main character feels like they share an equal amount of screen time, something hard to do with four protagonists. Be aware that the while the show is rated 16+, it does contain a few adult themes.

Riot Games has also begun promoting Arcane with collaborations from other major games such as Fortnite, Among Us, and Valorant.

Arcane is available now on Netflix.