Squid Game, a South Korean drama that premiered on Netflix late last month, has taken the world by storm, with the Hwang Dong-hyuk thriller spawning TikTok challenges and Halloween costumes as it becomes the streaming service’s biggest ever original series.
Over the past week, the hit Netflix drama has climbed to number one in over 90 countries as fans dive headfirst into the numerous Squid Game theories, learn more about the Squid Game cast, and use Google to figure out how much the Squid Game prize money is in Great British Pounds – so I believe we can safely declare the Netflix drama to be the biggest show of the month (and possibly the year!).
Squid Game revolves around a group of people who are all deeply in debt and seeking a large payoff to help them out of their predicaments. Enter a well-dressed stranger who gives them the chance to win a large sum of money by playing childhood games.
When they accept his offer, they are whisked away to a strange location, stripped down to their underwear, and forced to participate in seemingly easy activities – only to discover that losing will cost them their lives.
Squid game season 2 Release Date
Squid Game hasn’t been formally renewed by Netflix yet, but with the amount of hype surrounding the programme, an announcement shouldn’t be long in coming.
Squid Game was originally revealed in 2019, which means that season one’s production took two years. However, now that many of the important elements are in place, we anticipate a second season in late 2022.
Director Hwang Dong-hyuk recently told YTN, a Korean news site, that he first conceived of the show’s premise in 2008, giving him plenty of time to develop a longer game plan beyond season one.
Hwang, on the other hand, told Variety that “For Squid Game 2, I don’t have any solid plans. Just thinking about it is exhausting. However, if I were to do it, I would not do it alone. I’d like to use a writers’ room and have several skilled directors.”
And when he’s flying solo, he’s not exactly quick: “The first two episodes took me six months to write and rewrite. Then I conferred with friends verbally, picking up hints for improvement from my own pitching and their reactions.”
Because the writer-director is presently working on a film called KO Club (Killing Old Men Club) about intergenerational conflict, a second season may be delayed. Unless, of course, the incredible international success of Squid Game season one inspires Hwang to return to the arena. Which would be a very Squid Game thing to happen, if you think about it.
Squid game Season 2 Cast
With the exception of Lee Jung-jae, who could perhaps return in the principal role as Seong Gi-hun, the majority of the 456 participants from the first season are now dead. Other characters who died, such as Park Hae-soo, Oh Yeong-su, and Jung Ho-yeon, may appear in flashbacks in season two, but the majority of the cast will most likely be newcomers. (Given Jung’s global breakout success, it’s safe to assume they’ll try to resurrect her.)
Gong Yoo, the Korean idol best known to international audiences as the hero of Train To Busan, is another big figure that fans would like to see return.
Gong’s high-profile cameo was not only a pleasure for fans, but it also lays the stage for a return for his character. After all, he must be recruiting fresh participants to die in the game someplace, so it wouldn’t be difficult to bring Gong’s character back in season two (hopefully with more scenes this time round).
Squid game season 2 Plot
Gi-hun defeated the game against all odds at the end of the first season of Squid Game. But the game isn’t yet over. Following the death of the inventor of the Squid Game, Gi-hun realises that the competition is still going strong with fresh entrants. Given all of this, it would be easy to continue the storey with Gi-hun at the centre, doing everything he can to put an end to the game, just as he promises in the final minutes.
However, that moment has an odd air of finality to it, and it’s difficult to see Gi-hun defeating the game’s developers, even with his newfound fortune. However, if the creators do decide to move on from Gi-plot, hun’s Squid Game can still continue in season two in a variety of ways.
Given the international nature of this initiative, it’s completely possible that a second season will take place somewhere else entirely, according to Den of Geek. However, because this show is a Korean production, it would be difficult to suddenly uproot and relocate everything to a different country.
Squid game season 2 Trailer
We’re not gambling for the rest of our lives because of Squid Game, but if we had to bet money on when new footage will appear, late 2022 seems like a safe bet.