Almost a year has gone by since Alice in Borderland debuted on Netflix, and for those who adored this Japanese thriller when it originally aired, the wait for season two has been almost as agonizing as what Arisu had to through in season one. But if you’re one of the many Squid Game lovers who sought out Alice in Borderland to fill the Gi-hun-shaped hole in your life, you won’t have to wait as long for it to return.
Netflix has always appeared likely to renew the show for a second season. Alice in Borderland, based on Haro Aso’s manga of the same name, had a fan base before it ever arrived on our screens, and as Squid Game has subsequently demonstrated, lethal competitions generally translate well to international audiences.
When will Alice In Borderland Season 2 release?
Season one of Alice in Borderland aired on December 10, 2020, and as previously stated, the renewal announcement occurred just two weeks later on December 24th. That would seem to augur well for fans eager for more episodes, but season two didn’t begin production until recently, in the second part of 2021.
Season two won’t complete filming until the end of 2021, according to the production company’s website, which released a casting call for extras, which implies fresh episodes won’t appear until 2022. Given all of the special effects required to make this program work, the post-production process may be lengthy as well, which means season two may not come until mid-2022. That’s our best guess, however it’s subject to change.
Who will be Alice In Borderland Season 2?
Although no new cast members have been revealed, it is reasonable to assume that the majority of the key characters will return for season two. Those who made it through the games, that is. Kento Yamazaki (Ryohei Arisu), Tao Tsuchiya (Yuzuha Usagi), Aya Asahina (Hikari Kuina), Nijir Murakami (Shuntar Chishiya), Riisa Naka (Mira Kano), and Sho Aoyagi are among others on the list (Aguni Morizono).
Other characters may return from the dead in the form of flashbacks or even unexpected plot twists. If that happens, it implies that Keita Machida (Daikichi Karube), Yuki Morinaga (Chota Segawa), Nobuaki Kaneko (Takeru Danma/Hatter), Kina Yazaki (Momoka Inoue), Shuntar Yanagi (Takatora Samura/Last Boss), and Mizuki Yoshida (Asahi Kuj) might all return in season two.
What’s the plotline for Alice In Borderland Season 2?
Alice in Borderland’s first season covered about half of Haro Aso’s manga series, leaving another 33 chapters or so to mine for inspiration. Of course, the writers of Netflix’s version may simply go in a different route to extend the tale.
Arisu had just survived a series of deadly games when we last left him, but he’d also lost his companions Chota and Korube along the way. This led him to the last Ten of Hearts game, in which everyone had to find the “Witch” who was hiding among them. After seeing a really horrible killing, Arisu deduced that Momoka was the Witch, which led to another revelation: she and Asahi were purposefully ruining the game.
This ultimately takes Arisu and Usagi to the control room, where they meet a woman named Mira, who announces a new series of games happening in Tokyo City. That implies Arisu’s time in the game is far from done, and this new controller may be much more deadly than the previous ones.
While Netflix hasn’t disclosed what’s ahead, Mira will undoubtedly play a key part as the Big Bad in the next episodes. And, while her games may differ from what we’ve seen thus far, they will undoubtedly be in the same lethal spirit.
Expect further implications from this concept of saboteurs, making it even more difficult for Arisu to trust anybody around him. And that’s more true now that his buddies are gone, leaving just the agony of their deaths behind. Let’s hope the program doesn’t simply erase all of the psychological harm in season two.
Any trailer for Alice In Borderland Season 2?
Filming should be finished by the end of 2021, thus fresh Alice in Borderland video should be available in the second or third quarter of 2022.