Squid Game officially renewed: everything we know about season 2

Squid Game officially renewed: everything we know about season 2

Squid Game officially renewed

Netflix's most watched series ever - 1.54 billion hours viewed in the first month of programming -, Squid Game returns with a second season whose making it was taken for granted - had been aired as early as January 2022 - but which hadn't still received the official renewal from the streaming giant. The announcement came from the social networks of the paid online content platform, through a short clip that introduces the return of Young-hee, the terrifying doll inspired by the homonymous - and harmless - character from the Korean primary school books that in the first lethal game of Squid Game decreed the execution of the contestants of One, two, three stars. The next post features a message from director Hwand Dong-hyuk, creator and showrunner of the award-winning series, who addresses fans directly thanking them with undisguised pride for decreeing the success of a project that "took twelve years to see the light."

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Hwang also gives away some sneak peeks of Squid Game 2 - some discounted others absolutely surprising: Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), the winner of the games with the number 456, and the only survivor, will make his return. We know, thanks to the epilogue with which the first season ended, that no longer feeling like a failure did not satisfy the man, determined to give up a life of comfort to wage war against the organizers of deadly games for children revisited to exterminate competitors. consenting. Hwang also announces the equally predictable return of the Front Man, the man behind the mask played by Lee Byung-hun and airs a possible, highly sought-after return of the "slapper", the man in elegant suit who lures potential players by challenging them to ddajki and which has the attractive features of Korean superstar Gong Yoo. However, the real news concerns the introduction of "Young-hee's boyfriend, Cheul-soo".

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If you do your research, the mystery is quickly solved: in the aforementioned Korean textbooks Cheol-soo is the little friend of the little girl with pigtails, which suggests that a hopefully giant version of the little boy will become the new terrifying mascot of the second season. Hwang has also revealed, on other occasions, that he wants to find a way to get dead characters back in the first edition as well, such as the controversial finalist played by Park Heo-soo. He also revealed that he wanted to devote ample space to a new thorny issue, that of the inadequacy of the police force. In turn, Lee Jung-jae has hinted that his Gi-hun will show a radical change in his personality. What Hwang overlooks are instead the timing of the realization: with a film at stake and a thousand other commitments, we are talking about the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024. No problem, for fans of cult TV series such as Stranger Things and Peaky Blinders, long-term expectations make a mustache. Probably, like the squid game competitors, we love to suffer deep down.

‘Squid Game’ Season 2 Greenlighted By Netflix; Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk Teases Returning & New Characters

It’s official: Netflix has renewed its biggest series, Squid Game, for a second season. The follow-up had been in development, and Netflix brass — as well as the series’ writer, director and executive producer Hwang Dong-hyuk and main cast — had teased a return of the show following the runaway success of the initial installment.

Season 2 has now received a green light. In a letter for fans, Cheol-su confirmed the new chapter and revealed who might be back for it and what new character will join the show.

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“Gi-hun returns. The front man returns,” he said. “The man in the suit ddakji might be back. You also will be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su.”

Hwang Dong-hyuk also reflected on the series’ road to the screen and massive success.

“It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year,” he said. “But if took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular series ever.”

With 1.65 billion views in its first 28 days of release. Squid Game currently holds the record for Netflix’s most watched series — English-language or non-English-language — by a wide margin, and the Korean drama did it largely through a strong word of mouth.

Here is Hwang Dong-hyuk’s letter and a Season 2 teaser.