Alice in Borderland has been renewed for season 3, ensuring the continuation of the thrilling series after an intense cliffhanger ending. Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya will reprise their respective roles as Arisu and Usagi, with co-writer and director Shinsuke Sato returning to direct episodes. The appearance of a joker card in the final scene suggests that the characters may still be trapped in a game, adding to the uncertainty and setting up potential revelations in season 3.
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Alice in Borderland season 3 has been renewed at Netflix, confirming the future of the series after a massive cliffhanger ending. A live-action adaptation of Haro Aso’s manga series of the same name, the fantastical survival thriller debuted in 2020. The story follows characters who find themselves in an eerily abandoned Tokyo and are forced to compete in kill-or-be-killed competitions. As season 1 progressed, the show’s universe expanded to reveal more secrets and a strange conspiracy that could go beyond what any protagonist expected. That carried over into the second installment, which concluded on an optimistic note before revealing a huge, last-minute twist.
Now, The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Alice in Borderland season 3 will happen. The news was officially announced at the APOS entertainment and media industry conference in Bali, Indonesia, during a keynote talk from the stage. Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya will reprise their respective roles as Arisu and Usagi, with co-writer and director Shinsuke Sato returning to direct episodes.
Alice In Borderland Season 2’s Ambiguous Ending, Explained
In the twisty Alice in Borderland season 2 finale, after beating the last game, the survivors of the deadly games wake up in a hospital. It’s revealed that they’ve all survived a meteorite crash in Tokyo. Arisu’s brother tells him that his heart stopped for one minute, during which he was at the border between life and death. The survivors don’t remember their experiences at the border. But a few, including Arisu and Usagi, still somehow find their way back to each other.
Alice in Borderland, if it stopped there, could have been interpreted a few different ways. The border is either a very real place, a purgatory where everyone eventually goes. Or it could be a shared delusion that all the survivors have together. In either case, it’s a metaphor for the characters’ will to live. But the last shot of season 2 puts that all into question.
Related: Alice In Borderland’s Joker Card Explained (Does It Set Up Season 3?)
The closing image of Alice in Borderland season 2 is an almost grinning joker card, which throws everything into chaos. It could mean that the hospital setting, the meteorite story, and the forgotten memories are just part of another elaborate game and that survivors like Arisu and Usagi haven’t actually escaped anything. Now that Netflix’s most popular Japanese title is confirmed to make its way back, clarifying answers won’t be too far behind.
Source: Netflix (via THR)