Alice in Borderland Season 2: Release date, first look, cast, plot, teaser trailer and more

Alice in Borderland Season 2: The first official look at the new season has been revealed
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When will Alice in Borderland Season 2 premiere on Netflix? Continue reading to find out. 

Attention fans! A new season of Alice in Borderland is officially on the way. The wait is finally over because the anticipated second season of the  Japanese science fiction thriller drama television series is now premiering much sooner than you expected, which is a perfect way to conclude this year. We know that Alice in Borderland premiered on Netflix on December 10, 2020.

It received favorable reviews for its action, cinematography, and performances, and it was compared to the films Battle Royale (2000) and Cube (1997). Moreover, the series received mostly positive reviews from critics, who applauded its cinematography, editing, use of graphic violence, visuals, and performances of Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya.

Alice in Borderland Season 2: The first official look at the new season has been revealed

The review aggregator of Rotten Tomatoes, the first season of Alice in Borderland, holds an approval rating of 75% based on eight reviews, with an average rating of 6.8/10. On IMDb, the series holds an overall score of 7.6 out of 10 with 52k votes so, if you’re one of the people who wants more information on the next chapter.

Then you’ve come to the right place to find out all the details and to get clarity about the potential release date, plot, and cast of Alice in Borderland Season 2 due to the high level of interest shown by fans since the premiere of the first season. Continue reading until you reach the end to find all of your answers.

Alice in Borderland Season 2: The first official look at the new season has been revealed

Alice in Borderland Season 2 Release Date and Time Slot

Netflix renewed the series for a second season, and it officially wrapped production two weeks after the first season was released, which is set to premiere on December 22, 2022, and will have a time slot of 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET). In order to receive updates on when the show premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications. 

Moreover, the official Twitter handle of Netflix also confirmed the news by sharing the official first look, which showcases some exclusive stills from the upcoming season, quoting, “Alice in Borderland returns this December, and here’s a sneak peek at Season 2!” Take a look at the official post below:

Alice in Borderland Season 2 Plot

According to Netflix, In the Japanese sci-fi thriller, Arisu (Kento Yamazaki) and Usagi (Tao Tsuchiya) are trapped in Borderland, a world that exists between life and death. If they want to survive, they must play and win a series of games in order to collect numbered cards – the key to returning to their original world. However, those that lose meet a deadly fate.

In the first season, we’re introduced to Usagi’s friends, their enemies, and the mastermind behind the game. The 10 players who win the games at the end of Season 1 will be returning – but the question is, what will they face next? According to Yamazaki, things are only getting bigger and better. “We had these really large-scale scenes every day and the world of the show is bigger than ever,” he told Netflix. Tsuchiya also added, “Each shot has big set pieces, like explosions. I was able to experience it like my character Usagi, in those realistic scenes. Every day was such a valuable experience for me. I felt it was a really enjoyable time.”

Alice in Borderland Season 2: The first official look at the new season has been revealed

Alice in Borderland Season 2 Cast

The main cast members of the series, with their character descriptions, who will reprise their roles in the last season are as follows: Kento Yamazaki as Ryōhei Arisu: A 24-year-old video game-obsessed man who “doesn’t fit in with his family” and Tao Tsuchiya as Yuzuha Usagi: A mountain climber who was transported into the empty city of Tokyo shortly after the death of her father, whom she deeply respected.

Usagi teams up with Arisu shortly after the deaths of his friends. The other cast members in the second season are Nijiro Murakami as Chishiya, Ayaka Miyoshi as Ann, Dori Sakurada as Niragi, Aya Asahina as Kuina, Yutaro Watanabe as Tatta, Tsuyoshi Abe as Kuzuryu, Sho Aoyagi as Aguni, and Riisa Naka as Mira. 

Alice in Borderland: Season 2 | Cast Announcement | Netflix

Alice in Borderland Season 2 Episodes

Although the exact number of episodes for Alice in Borderland Season 2 has yet to be released. We may expect at least 8 episodes with a runtime of 41 to 52 minutes, just like the prior season. The number of episodes may vary, which is ultimately dependent on the theme that the show intends to convey to the audience. We would like to highlight that it seems highly unlikely that the show will not be consistent in terms of its episode count. So, we suggest the viewers be patient and follow the social media handles of the show to stay up-to-date on such details.

Alice in Borderland Season 2: The first official look at the new season has been revealed

Alice in Borderland Season 2 Official Teaser

The official teaser of 1:01 minutes was released on September 25, 2022, stating, New footage from the globally anticipated hit series “Alice in Borderland,” co-starring Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya, has finally been released! Arisu and Usagi must unravel the mysteries of the Borderland in order to return to their world.

Shifting from the shocking setting of an empty Shibuya in the first season, this season is set in a devastated Shibuya covered in plants. Don’t miss a second of this survival game packed with intense action and a thrilling story! Take a look at the official teaser trailer below: 

Alice in Borderland Season 2 | Super Teaser Trailer | Netflix

Where to stream Alice in Borderland Season 2?

When Season 2 of Alice in Borderland draws close to the release date, the series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with all previous episodes also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and quantity of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. You may play mobile games and stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services.

Alice in Borderland Season 2: The first official look at the new season has been revealed

Alice in Borderland Season 1: What happened in the final episode?

The season is also expected to continue the plot from the final season of the first season, simply titled “Episode 8,” which was released on December 10, 2020. It is directed by Shinsuke Sato and written by Yoshiki Watabe, Yasuko Kuramitsu, & Shinsuke Sato.

In the episode, the viewers got to see that, in a flashback, Momoka walks through the deserted city with her friend Asahi, filming videos with a functioning phone. In the present, Arisu confronts Aguni, who confesses to shooting his best friend Hatter in self-defense, believing he is the “witch.” Momoka, the true witch, committed suicide.

Alice in Borderland Season 2: The first official look at the new season has been revealed

As Aguni attempts to kill Niragi, who is still intent on murdering everyone in the room, the remaining players toss Momoka into the bonfire and win the game. Later in the episode, Chishiya receives the final card. The next day, Arisu and Usagi watched the videos that Asahi, who committed suicide during the game, had recorded. Asahi and Momoka reveal in them that they are “dealers,” players who organize games to extend their visas.

In one video, the duo visits an underground lair inhabited by “gamemasters.” Arisu and Usagi find the lair but find the “gamemasters” dead. Chishiya and Kuina appear and discover that the “gamemasters” were, in fact players. Mira, a woman, appears and introduces a new set of games for collecting face cards.

Alice in Borderland | Official Trailer | Netflix

Catch up on the previous season before Alice in Borderland Season 2 premieres on Netflix.