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Alice in Borderland season 3 release date speculation, cast, and plot

The Alice in Borderland season 3 release date might be a couple of years away, but we're still really excited for the return of the dystopian thriller series.

Usagi in Alice in Borderland

What is the Alice in Borderland season 3 release date, and what else can fans expect from the upcoming adventure? When the first season aired back in 2020, we were all blown away by this big, ambitious, and bold adaptation of Haro Aso’s twisted manga.

Alice in Borderland immediately cemented itself among the best Netflix series on the platform and certainly ranks as one of the most beloved. With its sci-fi premise and dystopian tone, it’s smashed viewing records to become the most successful Japanese series on Netflix.

However, there’s a catch: fans weren’t necessarily expecting an Alice in Borderland season 3 release date to ever arrive, after the end of season 2 seemed to neatly tie up the story so far. Netflix, though, clearly wants more from one of its best TV series, and here’s what to expect.

Alice in Borderland season 3 release date speculation

Alice in Borderland season 3 will likely land on Netflix in December 2025, though no official release date or window has been confirmed yet.

Our expectations are based on the fact that season 1 and season 2 were released nearly exactly two years apart, showing that it’s taking around 24 months to produce a season of the show. However, with season 3 only being confirmed in the latter half of 2023, it makes sense that the two-year turnaround would take us to 2025, and we know that both previous seasons have opted for a December release, making December 2025 seem like the date to beat.

Of course, if work on season 3 is particularly quick it could be that fans get the next adventure even sooner in December 2024. But, that’ll depend on how smooth the production process is, and for now, it seems perhaps too optimistic.

Arisu in Alice in Borderland

Who is in the Alice in Borderland season 3 cast?

Kento Yamazaki and Tao Tsuchiya will return as Arisu and Usagi in the cast for Alice and Borderland season 3, and you can also expect to see plenty of familiar supporting characters back too. For example, Riisa Naka could definitely return as the enigmatic Mira Kano and there’s certainly plenty of scope for exploring her character, including whether or not she actually understands the truth about Borderland.

Aside from that, the cast for Alice and Borderland season 3 is really working from a blank slate, especially with so many characters having died in seasons 1 and 2. That likely means we’ll get a whole host of new actors as new characters to surprise and delight fans of the show.

Alice and Borderland cast list speculation

  • Kento Yamazaki as Arisu
  • Tao Tsuchiya as Usagi
  • Riisa Naka as Mira Kano

Of course, really, the new characters (and anyone who returns) will all depend on the plot for season 3. Speaking of which…

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What will happen in Alice and Borderland season 3?

The biggest question mark surrounding Alice in Borderland season 3 relates to the plot because there’s no more story left the adapt from the manga. However, there are still places the story could go, so let’s explore them below.

First of all, it’s likely that Alice in Borderland season 3 will, at least in part, be an adaptation of Retry. Retry is a very short direct sequel to the events of the manga focusing on Arisu as he’s brought back into Borderland once again. This only covers a single card game, however, and there certainly isn’t enough plot for a whole season. Therefore, Alice in Borderland fans should expect there to be a focus on new, original content from the creative team behind the series as it diverges from the manga.

The other option for the plot relates to Alice on Border Road, which is a spin-off manga from the main series. Border Road is set in the same universe but focuses on a new game format with all new characters. This could be a great option for season 3, though we know Arisu and Usagi are coming back. Perhaps they could be brought in as the connective tissue.

Either way, whatever the plot for season 3 is, we know that it’s going to be different from the manga in some very big ways.

A group walking in Alice in Borderland

Is there a trailer for Alice in Borderland season 3?

There’s no trailer for Alice in Borderland season 3, and based on our current projections we aren’t expecting on until at least mid-2025. Netflix tends to drop its trailers only a few months before the release of a series meaning we still have a long, long wait for the Alice in Borderland season 3 trailer.

In the meantime, refresh yourself with the story so far with the trailer for Alice in Borderland season 2.

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Where can I watch Alice in Borderland season 3?

Alice in Borderland season 3 will be available to watch exclusively on Netflix. Like the previous two seasons of the show, it’s been developed as a Netflix original, and if you’re already tired of waiting for season 3 you’re bound to enjoy the likes of Squid Game, Black Knight, and Bloodhounds.

Or, perhaps you’d rather see our picks for the best Netflix movies, and learn about everything else new on Netflix this month. You’re spoiled for choice!

Usagi and a young boy in Alice in Borderland

How many episodes will be in Alice in Borderland season 3?

Like the previous two seasons, there’ll be 8 episodes in Alice in Borderland season 3 unless Netflix confirms otherwise. It’s the perfect binge-able amount.

That’s everything we know so far on Alice in Borderland season 3. For more Netflix picks, see what we know about Wednesday season 2. Or, see our choices for the best sci-fi series and best thriller series if you want to scratch that Alice in Borderland itch.