Riot Games' hit animated series Arcane, produced in partnership with studio Fortiche, will release a new five-part docuseries, Arcane: Bridging the Rift. The series will broadcast on YouTube this summer and explores everything from the original idea of creating Arcane to its final delivery.
For the uninitiated, Arcane was created by Christian Linke and Alex Yee for Netflix and was inspired by the popular MOBA game League of Legends. The show is part of a larger expansion of the game's fictional universe, Runeterra, and has earned worldwide acclaim following multiple awards.
Here's everything you need to know about Arcane: Bridging the Rift, including when it releases, how to watch, and more.
What is Arcane: Bridging the Rift?
Arcane: Bridging the Rift is an upcoming five-part docuseries that discusses the inception of the hit nine-time Annie Award winning animated series, Arcane. The docuseries explores the many hurdles in bringing the show to life. It also goes behind the scenes of the making and delivery of Arcane on Netflix.
The series blew up when it premiered on Netflix in November last year, holding the spot on the platform for three consecutive weeks and reaching the Top 10 in over 50 countries. The show was so good that it even achieved a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes -- super impressive!
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Since airing, Arcane has won nine Annie Awards, including but not limited to Best TV show, Best Character Design, and Best Screenplay. Even the show's lead theme, "Enemy," written and performed by Imagine Dragons, blew up, surpassing 1 billion streams and hitting the #1 spot on the Billboard charts.
When Does Arcane: Bridging the Rift Start?
Fans of the popular League of Legends spinoff series can look forward to new episodes of Arcane: Bridging the Rift every Thursday, starting 4th August 2022 until 1st September 2022. There are five episodes in total, and the premiere dates for each are listed below.
Arcane Bridging the Rift Episode List
- Episode 1 - 4th August 2022
- Episode 2 - 11th August 2022
- Episode 3 - 18th August 2022
- Episode 4 - 25th August 2022
- Episode 5 - 1st September 2022
How to watch Arcane: Bridging the Rift
Arcane: Bridging the Rift will premiere on the Riot Games official YouTube channel; therefore, everybody, not just Netflix subscribers, can learn about the show's production.
When Does Arcane: Season 2 release?
Riot Games has confirmed that the second season of Arcane is currently in development. The first season took six years to produce, but thankfully, fans won't need to wait too long for Arcane: Season 2. The bad news? It's not coming in 2022, and no release date has been revealed yet.
So yeah, we are working on #arcane season 2.— nicolo (@niiicolo) November 21, 2021
The good news: you won’t have to wait for 6 years (the time it took us to making season 1)
The bad news: it’s not coming in 2022 😢 https://t.co/IQoPyLnw1J
Nevertheless, fans can get their dose of Arcane by watching the Arcane: Bridging the Rift docuseries for free on YouTube while they patiently await the following season's release.
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