The light at the end of the tunnel is red, so proceed with caution. The Korean thriller Squid Game, Netflix’s most popular show ever, has been renewed for a second season.
Hwang Dong-high-stakes hyuk’s survival series was the first series not in English to be nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, and it received 14 Emmy nominations as a result.
The upcoming season raises numerous doubts, such as whether or not Seong Gi-hun will finally figure out how to be a good father. To be honest, we don’t know the answer just yet, but we do know a few things.
The following is all the information we have about Season 2 of Squid Game.
The squid game is about what, exactly?
Streaming of Squid Game began on September 17th, and it follows a group of South Koreans who are deeply in debt.
At first, they are misled into participating in a potentially fatal tournament of children’s games; yet, later, many of them voluntarily return, having realized that the tournament could be their only chance to gain the money they need to survive.
At stake is a whopping 45 billion South Korean won, or about $38 million USD (£27 million in the UK, $52 million AU). However, the chances of making it through this are slim. Compare this to The Hunger Games, but with simpler games like Red Light, Green Light and marbles.
Squid Game Release Date
Hwang has dropped hints on when we might have a season two premiere. New episodes would premiere in 2023 or 2024, he informed Vanity Fair in June 2022, and there would be more games.
According to him, Gi-Hun will be back in the games, and humanity will be tested once again. (More on him in a bit.) The author, Hwang Dong-hyuk, mentioned this in another AP interview “There’s been so much enthusiasm, support, and requests for a second season that we’re left with little choice.
I’m thinking about that right now. Right now I’m in the midst of making plans.”
Squid Game Cast
There probably won’t be too many returning players in the following season of the Squid Game, given the nature of the game itself.
There were 456 contestants in the inaugural season, and all but one of them perished. Seong Gi-hun, however, is the only individual who has proven to return after initially leaving the game alive only to be lured back in after witnessing someone else being recruited for the mega-millions life-or-death game.
With the exception of Lee, the fates of the remaining cast members are largely unknown. The Front Man will be back for a second season, as seen by the announcement, and the man in the suit with the d djaki has been teased to return.
There was also some speculation about Young-boyfriend hee’s Cheol-sun making an appearance, but no official announcement.
Actors Park Hae-soo, Oh Yeong-su, and Hoyeon, who previously played in the games, might return as flashback characters while Gi-hun competes once more in their honor.
Gong Yoo, the Korean idol best known to international audiences as the star of Train to Busan, is another big name whose return will be welcomed by fans.
Gong’s high-profile presence was a big deal for viewers, and it may even lead to more of him in the future.
After all, Gong’s character might easily return in season two given that he is probably still somewhere in the world recruiting fresh players to perish in the game (hopefully with more scenes this time around).