Squid Game 2: confirmed the return of two great protagonists

Squid Game 2: confirmed the return of two great protagonists

Squid Game 2

After the great success of the first season, which has become a real viral phenomenon, Netflix has decided to give the green light to the creation of new episodes. In Squid Game 2 the return of two great protagonists has also been confirmed, as announced by the writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk.

The return of two great protagonists in the second season of Squid Game has been confirmed

During a recent Deadline event at Paramount Studios, Hwang said that fans can expect the return of Gi-hun, played by well-known actor Lee Jung-jae (star of the Florence Korea Film Fest) , and Front Man, in which Lee Byung-hun is hiding. A fairly obvious return given the events of the first season, but it is the first time that it has been officially confirmed.

Squid Game is a Korean drama that tells the story of a group of 456 indebted people, who end up challenging each other to deadly games in the hope of winning a huge cash prize. The show arrived on Netflix on September 17, 2021, becoming one of the most viewed ever.

A great satisfaction for the creator and director Hwang, who had taken 10 years to complete his project.

An idea born to make people reflect at a global level on the issues of economic inequality and on the effect of capitalism on human experience. At the moment Netflix has not yet announced an official release date of the second season.

'Squid Game' Season 2 Update: Creator Dong-hyuk Confirms Return Of THESE 2 Characters

Last Updated: 11th April, 2022 14:07 ISTWhile the details about the second season of 'Squid Game' are under wraps, its creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk, recently gave some exciting updates on the show.

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Netflix's South Korean drama series Squid Game became an overnight success soon after its premiere on the OTT platform in September 2021. The show took over the online streaming world as it also broke several records. The survival drama got fans hooked to it, who are now waiting for its second season.

While the plot and release date of the second season of the show is currently under wraps, its creator recently gave some exciting updates on the show.

The creator, director and writer of the hit series Squid Game, Hwang Dong-hyuk and actor Park Hae-soo recently had a chat with Deadline at Paramount Studios and discussed the upcoming season's cast. Hwang Dong-hyuk, who had earlier spilt some beans about the upcoming season, this time confirmed two names that are set to return to the show. The creator said, 'Gi-hun for sure. He will be back and I believe the Front Man will (be) back too.' 

Gi-hun, the protagonist of the show, is played by SAG Award-winning actor Lee Jung-jae. In the end, only Gi-hun survives the deadly games and decides to return to seek his revenge. While the creator revealed two big names for the upcoming show, Gi-hun's return was pretty obvious as there was a hint at the end of the first season.

However, learning more about the Front Man's backstory would be something exciting for the show's fans. Front Man was the lead antagonist, who stayed under a black mask in the show. The role was portrayed by Lee Byung-hun.

More about Squid Game Season 2

Last month, Hwang Dong-hyuk opened up about the second instalment of the show during a chat with Deadline. Talking about what fans might expect from season 2, Hwang Dong-hyuk said, 'There will be more great games, that's all I can say.'

'I'm just brainstorming and collecting the ideas for season 2. I haven't even started with the writing yet,' he added. 

Hwang Dong-hyuk further jokingly added that dead characters can make a comeback in the second season. He said, 'I'll try something to bring them back to Season 2.' He then spoke about HoYeon Jung joining the show again as her character Sae-byeok's twin.

Image: Instagram/@hoooooyeony

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