'Squid Game' Season 2 Greenlit By Netflix

In the dystopian K-drama, citizens gamble away their lives in order to win a life-changing cash prize.

Will Harrigan Posted: 06/12/2022 - 18:00 COMMENT
'Squid Game' Season 2 Greenlit By Netflix

On Sunday, Netflix announced its global phenomenon hit series, Squid Game, has been renewed for Season 2.

In a letter written to the show’s fans, writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk says, “It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever.”

The director teases more to come:

It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever. 

As the writer, director, and producer of ‘Squid Game,’ a huge shout out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show.  

And now, Gi-hun returns. 

The Front Man returns. 

Season 2 is coming. 

The man in the suit with ddakji might be back. 

You’ll also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su.  

Join us once more for a whole new round. 

Squid Game Season 2 will feature familiar faces

In the dystopian K-drama, citizens gamble away their lives in order to win a life-changing cash prize. Through a lineup of terrifying and brutal childhood games, players are fatally eliminated until there’s one left standing. Fans might have to wait a bit longer before returning to the games, however.

“We are working on the script right now and making the form of the story,” executive producer Kim Ji-yeon tells Netflix's Tudum. “But there’s definitely a lot of pressure on how to make [Season 2] even better. I know that a lot of the different fans and audiences have enjoyed the series very much, but really we’re focusing on how to make it even more joyful to the global audience.” 

Netflix's Tudum also adds that although the second season of Squid Game is still in its early stages of development, Hwang confirms that there will be some familiar faces returning next season:

Last year’s winner Gi-hun will be back with the Front Man, in addition to a brand-new character. Everyone’s favorite killer doll Young-hee is officially off the market and viewers will be introduced to her boyfriend Cheol-su. Maybe we’ll get a romantic duet from the couple right before they give you that deadly look. Will we see more of The Salesman slapping people in the face? “The man in the suit with ddakji might be back,” Hwang teases. It’s time to cue up the Pink Soldiers’ theme song because the game isn’t over yet.

Update: Netflix also announced the real-world Squid Game: The Challenge reality competition TV series.

Squid Games Season 2 poster

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