If you’re a fan of the Netflix K-Drama TV show Squid Game, it’s time to celebrate! Netflix recently announced the second season of Squid Game, its most successful and one of the best TV series available on the platform. The announcement came via Netflix’s official social channels, which delighted fans worldwide. First, writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk mentioned the possibility of moving the series forward. However, he wasn’t sure if that would work since most K-Dramas end up in a single season. Thankfully, the record-breaking TV series was loved by fans, and it was motivating enough for Netflix to officially greenlight Squid Game for Season 2.
Still, we have limited knowledge of how the series might continue after last season’s cliffhanger ending. So we’ve created this in-depth guide to answer all your burning questions. Let’s see what we can expect from Squid Game Season 2, including the returning cast, plot ideas, release date and more.
Squid Game Season 2: Everything You Need to Know (June 2022)
Spoiler alert: The post contains heavy spoilers for Squid Game Season 1, so proceed at your own discretion.
Squid Game season 2 release date
In an interview with Vanity Fair, director Hwang mentioned that audiences can Expect Squid Game Season 2 to be released towards the end of 2023 or early 2024. At the time of the interview, Hwang revealed that he had only written three pages of script and wasn’t sure how to continue the story. He mentioned that audiences would see more games that would repeatedly test humanity.
Neither Netflix nor the producers behind the Squid game have officially announced the release date for the second season. However, if we are to believe Hwang, the next season of Squid Game will air in late 2023. We will let you know the confirmed release date as soon as there is an official announcement.
Squid Game Season 2: Trailer
At the time of writing this article, Netflix has only shared a short teaser trailer for Squid Game Season 2. The streaming company tweeted a surprise announcement on June 12, 2022 mentioning it “Red light… GREEN LIGHT!” Game from the TV show. The tweet further confirms that “Squid Game is officially back for Season 2!”
You can check out the iconic robot doll from the first game in the series in the teaser below:
Netflix hasn’t released an official trailer for Squid Game Season 2 yet. We’ll update this article to include the initial announcement trailer and other trailers once Netflix releases them.
The first teaser trailer was followed by a message from Squid Game writer, director, producer and creator Hwang Dong-hyuk. In the follow-up tweet, Hwang thanked fans and teased some interesting plot points and returning characters for Season 2. So, let’s take a look at everything we know about Season 2 of Netflix’s biggest hit, Squid Game.
Squid Game Season 2: Cast
Hwang specifically mentioned this in his post on Twitter (attached below). Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) returns in Squid Game Season 2. Audiences loved his performance in the first season and it would be exciting to see what the character does next.
So far we know he won the game, but instead of celebrating his £45 billion (~$35 million) cash prize, he spent his days reflecting on the atrocities that happened on the hidden island . Gi-hun is an exciting character who escaped poverty, but his morals don’t let him live peacefully. So it would be exciting to see Jung-jae play the kind-hearted protagonist again. You can view director Hwang’s original Twitter post here.
That being said, Hwang has hinted The Frontman Returns (Lee Byung-hun), a former police officer who now oversees the game and leads the masked men in the cult-like group. In the first season, the character shot his brother Hwang Jun-ho (Wi Ha-joon), the cop who sneaks into the island where the games are taking place. However, the show never confirmed his death and fans are expecting to see Ha-joon back in the role.
That being said, it would be interesting to see if the frontman shot his brother on purpose to avoid killing him. So the mystery surrounding this sibling duo, along with the story of how the cop became a frontman, could well be explored in season two.
Also, the handsome man with the ddakji game in his pocket (played by gong yo) returns for the second season. We last saw this character at a train station playing Ddakji when Gi-hun saw him from the other side. That said, he’s still working with the dangerous organization, and we’ll be seeing more of him soon.
Director Hwang also teased, “Cheol-su‘ and mentioned him as Young-hee’s friend. Young-hee is the killer robot doll from the pilot episode of Squid Game in Red Light Green Light. So are there more killer robots this season? Well it seems so, but only time will tell.
Squid Game Season 2: Plot Details
The Squid Game season 1 finale left a cliffhanger ending. We saw the main character Seong Gi-hun fail to board the flight after realizing the game is still active and the people behind are keeping an eye on him. It only makes sense that the second season’s story will follow Gi-hun as the main character.
However, we have no idea what to expect from the plot. Writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk has mentioned that it took him 12 years to prepare the final script for the first season and that he had no intention of continuing the story at that point. Therefore we are surprised.
The only clue we have at the moment is that someone else is continuing the game after Oh Il-nam (player 001) dies. Hwang mentioned in an interview with The Times that he would like to do that Explore the origin of Front Man in Season 2 of Squid Game. Now that he’s been confirmed to be returning for season two, viewers can expect to learn how a former cop oversees a deadly match. It will also be exciting to see who is behind this and what steps Gi-hun could take to stop them.
At the end of the day, one thing is for sure, we can expect another round of the Squid Game in Season 2. This means that in each game we will see a different group of people fighting for their lives (possibly new ones this time). We can expect more murders, betrayals and a dark secret to unfold in the next season.
Where can I watch or stream Squid Game 2?
Squid Game turned out to be the biggest hit for Netflix in 2021. You can watch and stream Squid Game Season 1 on Netflix. The show is available worldwide in almost all languages. If, like me, you’re not fluent in Korean, you can change the audio and subtitles to your preferred language on Netflix. If you cannot find the TV series, we recommend changing your country/region to Netflix and trying again. Season 2 of Squid Game will be available on Netflix after its official release.
frequently asked Questions
Is Squid Game based on a true story?
No, Squid Game does not refer to real-life incidents. However, the creator of the TV show did mention it The title is inspired by a real child’s game he played. It was popular in the 1970s and 1980s when Hwang was young. Meanwhile, the story pays homage to the survival comics popular in Korea.
What is Squid Game based on?
Squid Game is based on a popular children’s game from Korea. Writer-director Hwang also mentions the popular Japanese film Battle Royal (2000) as one of his inspirations for the story.
Is there a season 2 of Squid Game?
Yes, it’s officially confirmed that Netflix has renewed Squid Game for a second season.
Does Squid Game Season 2 have a release date?
No, Netflix has not announced an official release date for Squid Game 2. While working on the script for the second season, series writer-director Hwang mentioned that a late 2023 or early 2024 release was likely.
What is the release date of Squid Game Season 2 in India?
Season 2 of Squid Game will be broadcast simultaneously in India and other countries. However, there is no official update on the release date.
How many seasons will Squid Game have?
Squid Game was originally developed for a single season. Netflix has now confirmed that we are getting a second season. It is not yet known whether Netflix plans to continue the series. However, director Hwang Dong-hyuk stated in an interview that he is discussing production of a season 2 and season 3 with Netflix, but nothing is set in stone yet.
What are the 5 Squid Game games?
Squid Game participants play 5 games once on the island. Aside from the Ddakji match they played outside, the remaining matches are in chronological order.
- Red light, green light: The robot puppet eliminates anyone who moves at the red light or doesn’t cross the last line before the time-out.
- Dalgona/Ppopgi: Participants must cut out the desired shape from the rock candy. Only those who remove the shape without breaking it advance to the next round.
- tug of war: The contestants had to form teams and play a tug of war match. The surviving team in each round wins.
- mumble: Participants had to split into pairs and play a marbles game with their partners. You are free to choose any marble game, but you should win all marbles to survive.
- The Glass Tile Game: In this game, the participants first had to choose a number. Then they were asked to walk in chronological order on a glass bridge. Stepping on the wrong tile will result in their fall and demise.
The two remaining contestants end up playing the squid game.
Are you looking forward to watching Squid Game Season 2?
Fans have shown great love to Squid Game and everyone is waiting with bated breath for the Season 2 updates. Therefore, we will be updating this article regularly to bring you the latest updates for Squid Game Season 2. I suggest bookmarking this page for the latest news. In the meantime, you can watch other top Netflix movies and the best TV shows while you wait. If you come across any spicy gossip, leaks or rumors about the show, let us know in the comments below.