Alice in Borderland Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

Alice in Borderland Season 3: Is it happening or not?
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Will we see more of this Japanese science fiction thriller drama? Continue reading to learn more about Alice in Borderland Season 3. 

Alice in Borderland is a series based on the manga by Haro Aso, which got a favorable approval rating of 86% based on seven reviews, with an average rating of 7/10 on Rotten Tomatoes. Over the course of the last two seasons, the show has become one of the most popular series in the catalog which aired a few hours ago and ended with a potentially explorable storyline.

This has led to much speculation among viewers about whether the show will get an early renewal or not. So, if you’re wondering the same thing, then you’ve come to the right place. As we’ve compiled a quick summary of everything you need to know about the current status of the series. Here’s everything we know about Alice in Borderland Season 3.

Alice in Borderland Season 3: Is it happening or not?

Is Alice in Borderland renewed for Season 3?

According to rumors, Netflix is working on the third season, which makes sense given how well the first and second seasons were received by viewers. But we would like to emphasize that no official announcement has been made yet. We know that the new season ended with the finale episode, simply titled “Episode 8,” which was released on December 22, 2022.

It is directed by Shinsuke Satoy and the story is written by Yoshiki Watabe, Yasuko Kuramitsu, and Shinsuke Sato.  Given that the show just premiered its second season a few hours ago, any official confirmation from the network about a potential second-season renewal doesn’t seem far too soon. As of December 2022, for any major network like Netflix to make such significant statements in such a short period of time.

Hence, in the meantime, fans should wait for the streaming platform to formally verify and acknowledge this information. As we understand your anticipation of knowing what’s next in the tale, you should know that the network may assess its performance and reception before renewing the series for future seasons, and it takes some time. Take a look at some of the tweets by the fans demanding the renewal of the series below:

Alice in Borderland Season 3 Expected Release Date and Time Slot

The series has not been formally verified by the network, the prospective premiere date has yet to be acknowledged, and the status is neither here nor there. If the show is renewed in the next couple of weeks, just like other series, we can predict that the potential release window might happen sometime around 2024. As the first two seasons have a similar 2-year gap. So, the most probable timeframe will be sometime in the winter, with December being the most likely month.

On the other hand, this is just speculation that the next season might follow the same time frame. In addition to this, the premiere time of the episodes on the streaming platform can be 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET), just like other original shows. In order to receive updates on when Alice in Borderland Season 3 premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications. Until then, fans should keep a close eye on the social media handles of the show to learn about any new updates.

Alice in Borderland Season 3: What to expect?

If renewed the next season is expected to continue and explore the plotline further from the second season, which establishes that 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 3: Is it happening or not?

Additionally, the players are seen recovering in a hospital at the end of season 2, despite the fact that they have no memory of anything or anyone. The final scene shows Arisu and Usagi interacting. Even though they don’t know each other, they have a sense of familiarity. Here is where the potential season 3 plot enters the picture. The final scene of Season 2 features a deck of cards on a table. A gust of wind blows them away, but only The Joker is left. If it happens, Season 3 will probably center on the Joker and his role in the Borderlands. It might even involve a completely new collection of games that are even more bizarre and twisted than the ones that came before them.

The main cast members who are expected to reprise their roles from the second season are as follows Kento Yamazaki as Ryouhei Alice/Ryohei Aris, Tao Tsuchiya as Usagi/Yuzuha Usagi, Nijiro Murakami as Chishiya/Shuntarō Chishiya, Ayaka Miyoshi as Ann/Rizuna An, Dori Sakurada as Niragi/Suguru Niragi, Aya Asahina as Kuina/Hikari Kuina, Yutaro Watanabe as Tatta/Kōdai Tatta, Tsuyoshi Abe as Kuzuryu/Keiichi Kuzuryū, Sho Aoyagi as Aguni/Morizono Aguni, and Riisa Naka as Mira/Mira Kanō. 

Alice in Borderland Season 3: Is it happening or not?

Alice in Borderland Season 3 Episodes and Streaming Options

Although the exact number of episodes for Alice in Borderland Season 3 has yet to be announced, if the series is greenlit, we can expect at least 8 episodes with a runtime of 41 to 80 minutes, similar to the previous seasons. We would like to highlight that the number of episodes may vary depending on the theme that the show wishes to convey to the audience if this is the final season. We request that viewers should be patient and stream the second season, which has the following episodes. 

In season two, Arisu (Kento Yamazaki) and Usagi (Tao Tsuchiya) try to unravel the mysteries of Borderland to return to the real world. In a place, they believe holds the key to uncovering these mysteries, they meet allies, enemies, and the mastermind behind all of the games. Arisu and the others pit themselves against games of a scale and difficulty that exceed the first season. The remaining games are only the Jack, Queen, and King cards, but will they be able to collect them all and return to the real world? The hugely popular series that astounded the world returns with even more thrills and excitement!

Season 2 Episode 1: Arisu, Usagi, Kuina, and Chishiya have been waiting for over an hour in Shibuya crossing for the next stage to start, but nothing seems to be happening.

Season 2 Episode 2: Now that the King of Clubs has revealed himself in his full glory, the game finally begins. Much to Arisu’s surprise, things are going pretty well.

Season 2 Episode 3: With only a few minutes left in the game, the results for each team seem fixed. Arisu approaches Kyuma and asks to shake his hand. 

Season 2 Episode 4: There are just a handful of players left, and Chishiya’s the only one without a partner. The next round may very well be the last of the game.

Season 2 Episode 5: Aguni has one thing on his mind; to find and kill the King of Spades. He’s joined by Arisu and a determined high school; named Akane Heiya.

Season 2 Episode 6: Usagi will have to change the hearts and minds of the cynical players on the Queen’s team. At the Supreme Court, Chishiya meets the King of Diamonds.

Season 2 Episode 7: In the middle of an overgrown Shibuya crossing, Niragi challenges Arisu and Chishiya to a game. But then, the King of Spades arrives.

Season 2 Episode 8: For their final game, they’ll need to survive three rounds of croquet; but before they can get very far the Queen asks them to sit for some tea.

The series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with all previous episodes also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. If renewed Alice in Borderland Season 3 when draws close to its release date will be available exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options.

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Alice in Borderland: Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

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