After a very impressive first season of Alice in Borderland on Netflix, many fans have been left wondering about a potential second season. The good news is that Netflix has given a swift renewal to the series, here’s what we know.
Alice in Borderland is a Netflix Original live-action adaptation of the manga of the same name by author Hara Aso. The series is directed by Shinsuke Sato and has been written by Yasuko Kuramitsu.
Alice in Borderland Season 2 Netflix Renewal Status
Official Netflix Renewal Status: Renewed (Last Updated 12/24/2020)
Just two weeks after Alice in Borderland dropped around the world, Netflix has given a swift renewal to the series (on Christmas Eve no less) as an early Christmas present. The announcement came from numerous social accounts for Netflix around the world.
Stay tuned on the second season of Alice in Borderland! pic.twitter.com/ooeyFAWNTx
— Netflix Malaysia (@NetflixMY) December 24, 2020
The series seems to be one of the rare shows that is able to transcend borders and breakthrough to other countries.
According to Flixpatrol, the show is still trending in the top 10 titles globally 14 days on. While the series has yet to break into more English dominant countries, the series has performed well across Europe and Asia.
What to expect from Alice in Borderland season two?
The first season has covered roughly 31 chapters of the manga, leaving another 33 chapters left to be covered.
The hero of the series, Arisu had been dealt a heavy hand throughout the first season. Initially arriving with two of his friends, Korube and Chota, they ultimately sacrificed themselves to ensure Arisu had the best chance to progress.
The season’s climax came during the ten of hearts game, where the residents of the beach had to correctly guess who the “Witch” was. After plenty of infighting, many competitors were killed in the confusion of the game, but Arisu was able to correctly predict the identity of the Witch, revealing it to be Momoka.
In the wake of Niragi burning the beach mansion to the ground, the competitors placed the witch’s body on a bonfire and thus completed the game.
Arisu and Usagi then discovered that Momoka and Asahi were not competitors, and were in fact dealers. The role of the dealers was to sabotage games in exchange for visas. Thanks to the evidence on Momoka’s phone, Arisu and Usagi were able to locate the underground control room, but who they perceived to be as the gamemasters had been killed.
In the final moments, a woman, Mira appears on the screens and reveals that the games have just begun, and invites them all to compete in the next stage of the game. Upon returning to the surface competitors bore witness to blimps flying across the city of Tokyo with cards hanging from beneath them.
With many games yet to be challenged, Arisu and Usagi have a long way to go before they can escape. The pair will have to continue to play the games if they have a hope of solving the mystery surrounding the world, and who the gamemasters are that run it.
When is Alice in Borderland season two coming to Netflix?
Now we’ve been given a swift renewal the series, then we could see Alice in Borderland return in late 2021.
Fans of the series have begun to speculate on a 2021 release date thanks to potential easter eggs seen in the final moments of season one. As the blimps flew overhead, there were multiple buildings with advertising for 2021.
Potential Release Date: Late 2021
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