It’s official: Netflix has renewed its hit Japanese sci-fi thriller drama Alice in Borderland for a third season. Fans of the show noticed late Wednesday that Netflix had unceremoniously dropped a teaser for a third season, leading to online speculation that more episodes of the live-action show were officially in the works. At the APOS entertainment and media industry conference in Bali, Indonesia, Netflix’s vice president of content in Asia Pacific, Minyoung Kim, made the news official by announcing the renewal during a keynote talk from the stage.
After its second season debut in December 2022, Alice in Borderland became Netflix’s most-watched title in Japan ever, including anime titles. The film rocketed to the Top 10 in more than 90 countries, claiming the No. 1 position in 17 of them, and clocked 200 million viewing hours worldwide.
With Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya reprising their roles as Arisu and Usagi in Season 3, Netflix says fans can look forward to seeing their characters’ evolution in the ever-dangerous landscape of Borderland. Director Shinsuke Sato will also continue to direct the series, ensuring that it maintains its signature intensity and aesthetic.
Based on the manga series of the same name by Haro Aso, Alice in Borderland follows the story of Arisu after he is transported to a parallel universe where he must play and win games to stay alive. The games are divided into four categories, represented by colors on a deck of playing cards.
The second season introduced additional cast members, including Tomohisa Yamashita as “King of Clubs” Kyuma, Yuri Tsunematsu as Heiya, Hayato Isomura as Banda, Kai Inowaki as Matsushita, Katsuya Maiguma as Yaba, and Honami Sato as Kotoko. Last season ended on a cliffhanger involving the Joker card, leading to a lot of fan speculation about the upcoming third season.