What is Squid Game Season 2 release date? Here’s all you need to know as Netflix announces the comeback of the popular Tv show.
Netflix‘s South Korean dystopian drama “Squid Game” took the world by storm since its premiere on September 17, 2021. A few days after its release, it ranked No. 1 in the US and it’s on track to become the streaming service’s most-watched show of all time.
By now, you’ll surely be familiar with the Netflix title Squid Game and all that it entails. But if you’re not, well here’s a rough synopsis:
A motley bunch of fishmonger aunties engages in a fearsome war, as they throw squids at each other in a 6-man deathmatch.
Or at least, that was what I surmised from the title until I read the actual synopsis:
“Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits with deadly high stakes. A survival game that has a whopping 40-million-dollar prize at stake.”
The show follows Seong Gi-hun, a down-on-his-luck gambler who enters a competition to win a life-changing amount of money. However, the children’s games that Gi-hun has to play quickly turn into a much deadlier version of what he remembers from his childhood.
Squid Game fans have been enthralled by this suspenseful show that explores the complexities of familial relationships, childhood friendships, and alliances built under life-threatening circumstances. So, now that it’s been confirmed that the show is returning, when will Season 2 premiere? Here’s what we know so far.
When is ‘Squid Game’ Season 2 coming out?
For now, a release date for Season 2 of Squid Game hasn’t been announced, but we do know it’s coming. According to Variety, Netflix’s co-CEO and chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, confirmed that we’re not just getting more of the game, but a whole universe based around it. Additionally, in an interview with The Associated Press, series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk spoke about how much fans have wanted the show to continue, while also confirming that there would be a Season 2.
“There’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season,” Dong-hyuk said. “So I almost feel like you leave us no choice!”
In an Instagram post to Netflix’s account on June 12, 2022, the streaming platform posted a short video confirming Season 2 is in progress. A second post also confirmed what fans already knew: Gi-hun will return and the Front Man will return. However, the post also hinted that “the man in the suit with the ddakji might be back” and “you’ll also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su.”
For those who may not know, Young-hee is the giant, doll-like figure watching players in Red Light, Green Light.
Are any characters coming back for Season 2 of ‘Squid Game’?
For some fans, it may be difficult to see how any characters besides Seong Gi-hun, his daughter, and a few key others could come back for the second season of Squid Game, considering how the show ended. But Dong-hyuk said that HoYeon Jung, who plays Kang Sae-byeok, could come back to the series.
In an interview with Deadline, Dong-hyuk stood next to Jung as he talked about characters from Squid Game coming back for Season 2. Gesturing to Jung, he said, “Let’s say maybe she has a twin sister, you’ll see.”
Next to him, Jung laughed and said, “I could change my hair color. Let’s do a little like plastic surgery.” Although this might be a stretch, unexpected familial ties were a theme in the first season of Squid Game. For example, the cop who infiltrates the games in search of his brother ends up discovering that his brother had actually won a previous game and now, the brother was the game’s, Front Man.
Another character who could come back for Season 2 is Sae-byeok’s younger brother, who was the reason she joined the games, to begin with. Since Sae-byeok was unsuccessful at winning, maybe her brother will take over in an attempt to better his own life and get his mom out of North Korea.
Season 1 of Squid Game is currently streaming on Netflix.