Netflix has given a green light to a third season of dystopian Japanese thriller series “Alice in Borderland.”
The announcement was made by Netflix VP of APAC content, Kim Minyoung on the second day of the APOS conference in Indonesia.
Based on the manga series of the same name by Aso Haro, “Alice in Borderland” follows the story of Arisu after he is transported to a parallel universe in which he has to play and win games to remain alive. The games are divided into four categories represented by suits on a deck of playing cards. The manga was serialized in Japanese weekly comic books Weekly Shonen Sunday S and Weekly Shonen Sunday between 2010 and 2016.
Sato Shinsuke has been confirmed to return as director of the third season, “ensuring that the series maintains its trademark intensity and cinematic excellence,” the streamer said. Sato has film credits that include “Gantz” “Inuyashiki” and “Death Note: Light Up the New World,” and TV credits including “Kingdom” and a “Death Note” mini series.
Yamazaki Kento and Tsuchiya Tao are confirmed as reprising their roles as Arisu and Usagi in season 3. “Fans can look forward to witnessing the evolution of their characters in the ever-dangerous landscape of Borderland,” Netflix said.
The first season launched in December 2020 and was ranked in the streamer’s top ten most watched shows in close to 40 territories, in Asia and Europe. The second season debuted in December 2022 and became Netflix Japan’s most-watched title ever, including all anime titles. It appeared in the top 10 in over 90 countries, claiming the No. 1 spot in 17 of them, and clocked 200 million viewing hours worldwide.