It looks like fans will have to wait over a year for Arisu and the gang to return to Netflix.
The Japanese survival thriller drama Alice in Borderland will return for its second season in December 2022.
In a brief interview feature for the Netflix Festival Japan 2021 event on Tuesday (Nov. 9), Alice in Borderland stars Kento Yamazaki (Ryohei Arisu) and Tao Tsuchiya (Yuzuha Usagi) confirmed shooting for the second season is still underway.
The Netflix Festival feature, which begins at the 08:11 minute mark of the YouTube video below, describes the global success of Alice in Borderland before confirming the current filming status of the show by Tsuchiya, who states “we are shooting on set”.
“What is the purpose of this game? Will they be able to return to the real world? What is the answer Arisu is seeking? We hope to continue to work hard while shooting this series so that you can enjoy this show till the very end,” says Yamazaki in Japanese.
"I want to work hard so that we can relate to one another through entertainment," adds Tsuchiya.
Season 2 of Alice in Borderland, which was announced just two weeks after the first season dropped worldwide, is expected to run from mid-July to late December of 2021 as stated by a casting information release by the ROBOT production studio responsible for the show.
A translation of lines in Japanese that appear in the top-left corner of the video towards the end of the segment, also confirm that season 2 of Alice In Borderland will undergo “exclusive worldwide distribution in December 2022.
The live-action adaptation of Haro Aso’s Alice in Borderland manga originally premiered back in December 2020 in 190 countries and became one of the most viewed shows in Japan last year, ranking in Netflix’s top 10 in 40 countries and territories worldwide. The show gained popularity across Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.
The series gained traction once again in recent months after the success of South Korean series Squid Game, which had similar dystopian themes involving deadly survival games.