Squid Game has a hugely successful first season that surprised virtually everyone. Now, many fans are eager for the potential return of Squid Game Season 2. In its first season’s finale, the show followed a group of contestants who competed against one another in a series of children’s games that had deadly stakes.
Park Hae-soo (Cho Sang-woo, Player 218) is proud of his work on the show, and the impact it had on pop culture (via EW), saying: “The fact that we created a uniquely Korean story, with a very Korean subject matter, with all Korean creators – the crew, the staff, and the wonderful cast.
“The fact that something we prepared for a long time and showcased to the world in the Korean language and filled with Korean culture, the fact that this was loved by so many around the world and so many people related to it, that was something I’m really proud of.”
So, will we find out what’s happening next to Gi-hun following his experiences within the games? Here’s everything you need to know.
Plot Speculation of Squid Game Season 2
Hwang Dong-hyuk, the show’s creator, has said that he has an outline in mind for what the second season will be. “I do have a basic storyline for season two, it’s all in my head, and I am currently in the brainstorming stage. It will happen, someday, but as for when I cannot tell you the details,” he told AP News.
In January 2022, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos said that the show would be returning for a second season, but it seems like most of the details about that second season are still up in the air.
When we last left Gi-Hun, the winner of the first season, he had discovered the creator of the game and finally started using the funds he had won. In the show’s final scene, Gi-Hun is planning to get on a flight to Los Angeles to be reunited with his daughter but sees a man being recruited to play the Squid Game on his way to his plane. He ultimately tries to discover who is behind the game by calling the number on the recruiter’s card, only to be told to get on his plane. Gi-Hun then refuses and returns to the airport.
It seems, then, that Gi-Hun is determined to take down whoever is still running the Squid Game and ensure that it is not allowed to continue.
When Will Season 2 Be Released?
Given Hwang Dong-Hyuks’s fairly vague answers to questions about the new season, it doesn’t seem like the show will be returning all that soon. The season has not yet been formally written, and once it has been, it will still have to go into production. It seems safe to say that a new season of the show is at least a year away, and it could be much longer than that.
The good news is that, according to a report from the Korea Times, Hwang Dong-Hyuk is negotiating with Netflix to do not just one but two additional seasons of the show.
How Long Will Squid Game Season 2 Be?
Unknown. The first season was nine episodes long and approximately one hour each, so we have to think Squid Game Season 2 will mimic that format and length.
Cast In Squid Game Season 2
It’s not known at this time who is in the cast of season 2. Lee Jung-Jae, the lead star of the first season, survived the brutal game, so he’s likely to be back. The mysterious Front Man, played by Lee Byung-hun, is set to be a major player in the series, so he should be back as well. One of the most popular cast members, HoYeon Jung, probably won’t be back, as her character, Kang Sae-Book, was killed off at the end of season one.
Focus Speculation For Squid Game Season 2?
In addition to Gi-Hun’s potential attempt to infiltrate the games to shut them down, there are a few other unresolved plotlines from the show’s first season that fans would like to see addressed.
One that has caused the most intrigue is the identities of the masked VIPs who watch the games play out and bet on various contestants. Learning who they are may unravel the entire scheme behind the games, and it could also be an extra satisfying reveal.
It’s also possible that we’ll see more from Hwang In Ho, the mysterious Front Man who also turned out to be the missing brother of the detective who was on the island investigating the games. Ho shot his brother at the end of the first season to protect the games, but how will he feel about that decision? If he has any regrets, that could be fertile ground for the Squid Game Season 2 to explore.
Squid Game Season 1 Finale
In the sixth and final round, only two players remain Gi-Hun, and his childhood friend Sang-Woo (Park Hae-soo), who is the pride of their hometown but is secretly facing prison time for losing billions of won in company money by gambling on a much larger scale. Trapped between the stick of their crippling debt and the carrot of enough wealth to solve all of their problems, Gi-Hun and Sang-Woo play together for the last time. Now, we all just need to wait for Squid Game Season 2.