Hwang Dong-hyuk, the designer of Squid Game, has revealed a really dismal update regarding the release of season two.
There’s a strong possibility you’ve seen, gasped at, and sobbed over Squid Game if you live on the planet Earth. When the Netflix series premiered in September of last year, it went viral, and it’s been a pillar of pop culture ever since.
When the Korean survival drama premiered on Netflix in September 2021, fans were immediately hooked, and they’ve been clamoring for more ever since. Thankfully, a second season was revealed early this year, but it has left fans with one question: when will it return?
The drama has been nominated for several prizes this season, including the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and even a Golden Globe for actor O Yeong-su, who played the elderly 001.
- No release date has been set for new episodes, but showrunner Hwang Dong-hyuk has teased a 2024 return
- Hwang has also promised that “Gi-hun will come back”
- Episodes are likely to explore Gi-hun’s quest for revenge, while Jun-hon, In-ho and the recruiter are also expected to return
Hwang told Variety that he believes season two will premiere on Netflix before the end of 2024.
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Squid Games Season 2 Release Date
Netflix has officially greenlit Squid Game Season 2. Since the Korean drama premiered in September of 2021 there have been a lot of whispers about its future as a franchise. Finally, Netflix committed to the next installment with a 10-second video clip and an announcement on Twitter last month. The news was met with cheers from fans all over the world who have been eagerly awaiting any update on the show.
While not much is known about what will happen in Squid Game Season 2, the short video clip gives a few tantalizing hints. In it, we see the main characters Lee Hae Joon (played by Park Seo Joon) and Kang Soo Ji (played by Shim Eun Kyung) back in their familiar roles. But this time, they seem to be up against an even greater challenge than before. With the fate of the world once again at stake, it’s sure to be an action-packed season full of twists and turns.
So far, no release date has been announced for Squid Game Season 2, but with filming already underway, it’s likely that we’ll see it sometime in 2022. In the meantime, fans can rewatch the first season and speculate about what’s to come
The fans had been clamoring for it ever since the first season of Squid Game ended on a cliffhanger, and now it seems their prayers have been answered. The popular mobile game is set to return for a second season, and fans are eagerly anticipating its release. While few details have been revealed so far, the teaser video suggests that the new season will pick up where the last one left off. With its unique blend of humor and challenging gameplay, Squid Game has quickly become one of the most popular games on the market. Season 2 is sure to be even bigger and better than the first, and fans can’t wait to see what’s in store.
Hwang has promised that “Gi-hun will come back” in season 2, meaning we’re likely to see actor Lee Jung-jae again. Wi Ha-joon, Hwang Jun-ho, and Gong Yoo could also all return as Jun-hon, In-ho, and the recruiter, respectively, but the likes of HoYeon Jung and Oh Yeong-su probably won’t be coming back (given their characters are presumed dead).
The most likely plot thread to explore is Gi-hun’s quest for revenge, but creator Hwang has also expressed an interest in delving deeper into the relationship between the Front Man, In-ho, and his brother, Jun-hon. We could see more of the recruiter, too.
That might sound like a long wait, but Squid Game fans should be grateful that a second season is in the works at all. Series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk was, at first, hesitant to talk about whether or not Squid Game season 2 would happen (he initially told The Sunday Times that it wouldn’t), citing his desire to focus on other projects, including an upcoming feature film.
The runaway success of the show, though – which saw fans across the world tune in to Squid Game for a total of 1.6 billion hours during its opening month – seemed to encourage its creator to rethink his early reluctance.
What is the plot of Season 2 of Squid Game? Will new games be released?
The good news was announced by Netflix on June 12, 2022. The second season for Squid Game has been given the go-ahead and fans just about lost their minds demanding that some of the favorites return despite being killed in previous seasons!
With the second season of Squid Game officially announced by Netflix on June 12, 2022, and teased with an exciting video that just about drove fans wild demanding more blood-thirsty deaths from their favorite characters despite them being lethally cut down in previous episodes – it’s hard not to get excited!
Now the details get a little more speculative and unclear. Given how unpredictable the first season was, the plot of Season 2 is likely to be kept under wraps until the show airs. However, there are a few hints regarding additional plots that could be explored.
On the red carpet at the PGA awards in March 2022, Squid Game developer Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed that season 2 would have new games, but admitted that he hadn’t even started writing yet! “All I can say is that there will be more fantastic games.” Hwang explained. “I’m basically brainstorming and collecting ideas for Season 2 right now.” I haven’t even begun the writing process.”
Unfortunately, there isn’t anything that comes close to a definitive solution. Hwang came up with the concept for Squid Game in 2008, pitched it in 2018, and saw it go into production in 2020 for a 2021 premiere. It’s difficult to determine if the show’s production cycle will speed up due to high demand or slow down to allow the creatives to create an even bigger spectacle. Season 2 was only announced last month, so we’ll have to wait at least another year.
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The creator also recently stated that the upcoming episodes’ scripts had not yet been written.
“It’s here. It’s not on the page, but it’s right here “He remarked this while pointing to his head. “Everything is kept hidden. I’m at a loss for words.”
Good things, as they say, come to those who wait. After all, the final script for season one of the record-breaking series took Hwang about a decade to write. He began developing Squid Game in 2009 and kept it on his hard drive for years before pitching it to Netflix in 2016.
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“I knew that the perfect time for this stuff might be in the near future,” he told Variety. “I waited and waited and waited, and I made three features.”
Before season two is released, we may see the release of another Hwang project, Killing Old People Club, which is now in the works. It will be “another contentious film” and “more brutal than Squid Game,” he teased.
With filming on Squid Game season 2 yet to begin, viewers could be waiting a long time for the return of Netflix’s most-watched series. While a protracted development period could frustrate some viewers, it seems unlikely that the buzz surrounding the series will diminish any time soon, particularly as Netflix feeds into fan appetites with a planned Squid Game reality show. With progress being made and a clear vision in the mind of Hwang, hopes remain that Squid Game could return to screens in the next two years.
Development on the much-anticipated second season of Squid Game has been slow, with no filming having taken place yet. This has led to speculation that the series may not return until 2022 or even 2023. However, director Kevin Hwang has said that he is confident that the series will return sooner rather than later. In an interview with Variety, Hwang said that “we’re making great progress and I’m very confident that we’ll be back on air within two years.”
While there is no word yet on when filming will begin, it seems likely that it will take place sometime in 2021. In the meantime, fans can tide themselves over with the planned Squid Game reality show, which is set to air on Netflix later this year. With so much excitement surrounding the series, it seems likely that Squid Game will continue to be one of Netflix’s most-watched shows for years to come.