Netflix has announced when the much-anticipated second season of Alice in Borderland will come out, but fans of the Japanese drama will have to wait a long time.
Based on a manga series by Haro Aso, the first season of Squid Game debuted on Netflix in late 2020 and became a worldwide hit. The show got even more attention earlier this year when Squid Game fans looked for something else to watch.
Both shows are based on the idea of a “death game,” where people are forced to compete in dangerous tasks in front of a strange background. For Alice in Borderland, that background is an eerie, deserted version of Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital city.
Alice in Borderland was one of many shows shown in a virtual presentation for Netflix Festival Japan 2021. Actors Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya said they are currently filming for the show.
Yamazaki talked about some of the most important questions that Alice in Borderland needs to answer in the next episodes. He also seemed to hint that there might be even more episodes after season two.
He said: “Why is this game being played? Will they be able to go back to reality? Arisu wants to know what the answer is. We hope to keep working hard on this series so that you can watch it all the way through.”
Read on to find out everything we know so far about season two of Alice in Borderland, including the release date, the cast, the announcement trailer, and information about the books and the places where the show was filmed.
When Will Season 2 Of Alice In Borderland Come Out?
According to an update from Netflix Festival Japan 2021, the second season of Alice in Borderland is set to come out in December 2022. This is about two years after the first batch of episodes came out.
That might be disappointing for die-hard fans since many of them thought the next book would come out much sooner, but hopefully, the next chapter will be worth the wait.
According to What’s on Netflix, filming started in July of this year and won’t end until December. Since the show won’t come out until late 2022, it’s possible that there will be a lot of visual effects to work out after filming.
The first season of Alice in Borderland came out almost a year before Squid Game. However, it has recently come back into the public eye because Netflix’s algorithm suggested it to fans of the South Korean phenomenon.
Netflix’s Michael Smith said, “We were thrilled to see that many members who found and watched Squid Game also started seeing Alice for the first time” (via Variety). “Our service noticed this link and started telling more members who hadn’t seen Alice to check it out.”
When Alice in Borderland was first released in December 2020, it was in the top 10 series in 40 countries, but this exciting second wind has made the results even better.
“It landed back in the top 10 series ranking in more than 50 countries around the world, more than nine months after it was first released,” said Smith, who praised a “sizeable increase in global viewing” of Alice in Borderland in particular.
Alice In Borderland Season 2 Casting
There haven’t been any official announcements about who will be in season two of Alice in Borderland, but all of the actors who were in the first season are expected to be back.
That includes Kento Yamazaki as the main character Ryhei Arisu and Tao Tsuchiya as his friend Yuzuha Usagi in the games.
Haro Aso, who wrote Alice in Borderland, said that both characters are partly based on himself and show two different sides of his personality.
“I thought back to how I was when I was around 20 years old and based Arisu on that,” he said. “Usagi is based on the part of me that is independent and doesn’t need to depend on others.”
We expect to see more of Chishiya (Nijiro Murakami), Kuina (Aya Asahina), An (Ayaka Miyoshi), and Mira (Risa Naka), who was set up as a major new villain in the series finale.
In the second season of Alice in Borderland, there will probably be some new cast members. Netflix hasn’t said who will be joining the show yet, but we’ll keep this page updated as we learn more.
The Story Of Season 2 Of Alice In Borderland
Based on the graphic novels by Haro Aso, the show drops “bored, jobless, and video game-obsessed” Arisu into an eerie, empty version of Tokyo, where he and his friends have to fight for their lives in a series of strange challenges.
The unfortunate people on Squid Game are competing for a huge cash prize, but the people who live in Borderland are just trying to stay alive. If they win, their “visas” in this strange new world will be extended.
Usagi, played by Tao Tsuchiya, is one of the first people he meets in the games. She used to be a mountain climber, so she has very strong nerves. She becomes one of his allies in the dangerous tournament.
The first season of Alice in Borderland ended on a sour note when it was revealed that Arisu, Usagi, and the other players who were still alive would soon be put through another round of deadly games.
Mira told them the news, and it turned out that she was a game master. She was one of the people who planned the whole scary situation, which has already pushed our heroes to their limits.
Arisu lost his two best friends, Chta and Karube, and found out that he had been playing with two traitors, Momoka and Asahi, which was a shock.
Arisu will probably be less trusting in the second round of games after all he’s been through, but he still has Usagi by his side to help him.
The first eight episodes of Alice in Borderland were based on about half of Haro Aso’s manga series. This means that the second season might finish the story.
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