Squid Game Season 2: Everything we know so far

The Netflix hit “Squid Game” returns with a 2nd season. Now creator Hwang Dong-hyuk revealed more details about the Squid Game Season 2 continuation of the South Korean hit series.

The South Korean Netflix hit caused a worldwide sensation and stayed in the streaming service’s top 10 for weeks. The battle royale series “Squid Game” developed into a real series success and even overtook “Bridgerton” in terms of success. Now Netflix has also confirmed that there will be a season 2 of “Squid Game.

The pitch-black series about deadly children’s games and the highly indebted people who participate in them hits a nerve – probably not least since “Squid Game” can also be read as a commentary on modern capitalism. But the financial success of Netflix and the large fan community of the series is probably the main reason for the sequel. Find out what you can expect here.

Squid Game Season 2 Release Date: When will start?

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Squid Game © Netflix

Director Hwang Dong-hyuk revealed in November 2021 that he is in the process of planning the plot for season 2. So far, we can only speculate about a start date at this time. According to Hwang Dong-hyuk’s statements, the new episodes are expected to start in the first half of 2023, perhaps even later.

Squid Game Season 2: Plot

With the ending kept open and some unanswered questions after the season finale, there is certainly enough potential for a sequel. For example, there is indeed a winner of the deadly games with Seong Gi-hun, number 456 (Lee Jung-Jae). But the latter turns around shortly before leaving Korea – possibly to take revenge on the organizers of the games.

Recently, series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk told US magazine Deadline regarding the plot, “There will be more great games, that’s all I can say. I’m still brainstorming and gathering ideas for season 2, and I haven’t even started writing yet.”

Meanwhile, according to the US magazine Vanity Fair, Hwang has three pages of ideas that will serve as the basis for the script. Asked if Squid Game Season 2 will tackle the same themes as Season 1, Hwang replied, “Humanity is once again put to the test through these games. I want to ask the question, ‘Is true solidarity between people possible?'”

When asked if we will see characters from Season 1 again in Squid Game Season 2, Hwang said he would try to bring them back. For example, Kang Sae-byeok (played by HoYeon Jung) might have a twin sister.

But the director addressed a less obvious matter in an interview with The Times, saying, “While I was working on the first season, I was thinking about the stories that could be themed in a possible second season. And one of them is the story of the Frontman character.”

The return of the Frontman may have been confirmed alongside that of Gi-hun in an interview with industry publication Deadline. “I think the Frontman will also come back,” series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk said.

The Frontman is the alias of the person behind the black mask who apparently pulled the strings for most of the first season. However, it would later be revealed that Frontman was Hwang In-ho, the brother of police officer Hwang Jun-ho, who sneaks into the game to investigate what happened to his brother In-ho.

Since Hwang In-ho was also a former police officer, that’s exactly the approach Hwang wanted to take, reports online magazine EpicStream.

I think the issue with police officers is not only relevant in Korea. I see in global news coverage that police forces wait too long to take action – there are too many victims, or a situation worsens just because they don’t act fast enough. That was one of the issues I wanted to address in the series. Maybe I can cover more of it in season 2.

Hwang Dong-hyuk, in an interview with The Times

Speaking to “AP Entertainment,” Hwang revealed that Gi-hun will return and he will do something for the world. Meanwhile, fans have devised numerous fan theories about the “Squid Game.”

“Squid Game” Season 3 and Animated movie.

Netflix wants to build the franchise into an entire series universe: “The ‘Squid Game’ universe has just begun,” Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos announced, according to a report in the online magazine Deadline. For example, he said there are already plans for a Season 3 of the hit South Korean series, and an animated film project is also in the works.

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These actors and actresses could return for Squid Game season 2

Since it has not been determined what will happen next, the cast will certainly depend on this decision as well. If the revenge story of number 456, Seong Gi-hun, continues, then you will surely see actor Lee Jung-Jae (“Svaha: The Sixth Finger”) again.

The story of Frontman, a.k.a. Hwang In-ho, played by Lee Byung-hun (“Terminator: Genisys”), and his brother Hwang Jun-ho, portrayed by Wi Ha-Joon (“White Coffee”), could also be the focus of Season 2 and you could thus see the actors in action again.

Also on board the sequel could be model and actress HoYeon Jung. Thus, her character, who played North Korean refugee Kang Sae-byeok had not survived but could have a twin sister who may be seen in the sequel.

Is there a trailer for Squid Game season 2?

So far, there is no footage of season 2 that we could present to you here. If first photos from the set or teasers appear, you will find them here with us.

Squid Game Season 2: Production

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Squid Game © Netflix

The “Squid Game” creator explained that it was “harder than normal” for him to write the scripts for the series. He spent six months alone writing the first two episodes. This is partly because “Squid Game” is the South Korean’s first series. Previously, he directed only films such as the drama “Silenced,” which was released in 2011.

Multiple writers and changing directors for the staging of individual episodes: This represents the norm in today’s series landscape. However, Series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk wrote all the episodes of his show himself and took a seat in the director’s chair for all nine episodes.

Literally, Hwang Dong-hyuk said in the past, “I don’t have any elaborate plans for ‘Squid Game 2.’ It’s very tiring just thinking about it. But if I were to do it, I certainly wouldn’t do it alone. I would consider using a Writer’s Room and would want various experienced directors for it.”

Now that Hwang has confirmed he’s planning a Season 2, however, he still doesn’t sound particularly euphoric. He says there is “so much pressure, so much demand, and so much love for a second season. I almost feel like there’s no other choice,” he told “AP Entertainment.”