When is Alice in Borderland season 2 coming out? We discuss the release date and everything else involving the popular series.
Alice in Borderland is Netflix’s adaptation of Haro Aso’s manga, where three teenagers found themselves in an empty, alternate Tokyo called the Borderland and are forced to compete in deadly challenges, their type and difficulty indicated by playing cards.
Debuting on the service on Netflix all the way back in December 2020, the first season was broadly well received, with praise going to its production and engaging plot. Now, nearly 2 years later, the second season of the show is about to be released on the streamer. But its popularity grew after the similar Squid Game was released, as Netflix began recommending Alice in Borderland to Squid Game viewers.
Is Alice in Borderland getting a season 2?
Alice in Borderland will be getting a season 2. Netflix confirmed this just weeks after the release of season 1, with a very short announcement teaser to get audiences excited. In March, the Netflix gold twitter account confirmed that the show had wrapped filming, with bigger and more difficult games to come.
Audiences have only had a quick glimpse of the show back in September, with a trailer promising a similarly wild ride as the first season. It also poses the big question that both audiences and the characters are wondering: “If we clear all the games, can we return?”.
Is Alice in Borderland a real story?
Alice in Borderland is based on the manga of the same name by Haro Aso. First written in 2010 and published in the Shogakukan’s Shonen Sunday S magazine, it has first been adapted as a three-part original video animation, which refers to a Japanese film and series directly adapted for home release.
In production notes released by Netflix, Haro Aso said he based the characters on himself. He is quoted as saying, “I looked back on what I was like around age 20 and created Arisu based on my own lack of direction at the time”. He also revealed that he based Usagi on his own fierce independent nature and ability to rely on himself.
When is Alice in Borderland season 2 coming out?
There’s been a long gap between the first and second seasons of Alice in Borderland, with fans waiting two years for the show to return. Luckily, the wait won’t be much longer as all eight episodes of the second season will release on December 22nd. Netflix usually releases its shows at midnight Pacific Standard Time, 3 am Eastern Standard Time, and 8 am Greenwich Mean Time.
As far as a potential season 3 goes, Netflix hasn’t confirmed if that will happen yet, but given the popularity of the show and their commitment to expanding their international content, it’s likely that a season 3 will happen. There hopefully won’t be as long of a gap, as this time the COVID-19 pandemic won’t impede filming.
Where can I watch season 2 of Alice in Borderland?
Alice in Borderland season 2 will be available to watch on Netflix. Season 1 can be found on the streaming service right now, so you can watch it in preparation for season 2.