Japanese hit series Alice in Borderland will return for a second season, and it is expected to arrive this December 2022 on Netflix.
The sequel news was announced shortly in 2020, just two weeks after the first season came out, and here’s what we know so far about the series.
Alice In Borderland: A Game Of Survival
Alice in Borderland is an original live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga by Hara Aso. The Netflix series is directed by Shinsuke Sato and penned by Yasuko Kuramitsu. With its intense story and stunning visual effects, the show became a worldwide hit, crossing borders and gaining international success.
Netflix reports stated that 18 million households watched the series in its first month. It performed well in countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore. After several days, it spread across most regions outside of Asia.
The first season of Alice in Borderland covered 31 chapters from the manga, and almost half of it was left untouched. The protagonist of the show, Ryohei Arisu, faced a very intense and gripping challenge that tested both his mental and physical skills. His friends, whom he came with to the game, suffered gory deaths and left him with a new ally, Yuzuha Usagi.
The game mechanics require players to survive different challenges based on certain categories. It is similar to a card game where spades for strength, clubs for cooperation, diamonds for intellect, and hearts for betrayal. The numbers also tell the difficulty level of the game.
What We Know About Season 2
The game left off with Arisu and Usagi discovering the control room of the game. A woman appeared on the screen and invited them to the next stage. This certainly means that both players will have to continue the game while trying to solve the mystery that surrounds it.
The director of the show said, “I will draw a mysterious world that no one has ever seen and an unexpected development with uncompromising images.”
Recently, Netflix released a few photo stills from the second season to hype the fans. Filming began in July 2021 and wrapped up in December.