Will there be a ‘Squid Game’ Season 2?: ‘Squid Game’ on Netflix has caught the imagination of global audiences as few other television shows have. The South Korean show focuses on 456 debt-ridden individuals thrust into playing a game of survival by a mysterious and charming man. All the participants are kept in a giant room with bunker beds in a remote facility. Masked soldiers, bearing circle, triangle, and square shapes, order them around. What is unknown to the desperate participants is that the prize money is comprised of each of their lives. The concept of ‘Squid Game’ goes beyond survival genres to address more complex social issues such as class division and capitalism.

In order to advance, participants are required to kill someone, and the moral turpitude of the situation beautifully mixes human empathy with ethical dilemmas. Season 1 of Squid Game broke Netflix records for viewership and hours of streaming. Despite not being a Netflix original, the show went on to establish the streaming giants in those four corners of the world where no one knew about it. 

The ending of season 1 saw Seong Gi-hun defeat Sang-woo on the battlefield but refused to kill him. Sang-woo killed himself, and later, Gi-hun learned about the reality behind the game from Il-nam, the old sheep hiding in plain sight. Gi-hun tries to get his life back on track but sees another version of the game going down. We have some exciting news about season 2 of Squid Games. Here is what we know about its renewal/cancellation status. 

Has Squid Game been renewed for Season 2?

The show was renewed for a second season by Netflix back in July of last year. Season 2 will be produced by Netflix, which now has exclusive rights to the show. Even though Dong-hyuk did not seem too interested in taking the story forward after season 1, he indicated that he had plans for a third one as well in an interview with the Korea Times.

Going by the statement of the chief content officer at Netflix, Ted Sarandos,  “The ‘Squid Game’ universe has just begun,” one can assume Netflix would be inclined to produce many more seasons.

The only caveat would be not to overdo the series. We saw how Money Heist’s latter seasons lacked the flair of the initial ones not helmed by Netflix. A repeat of Squid Game could dampen the spirits. But perhaps Netflix has learned its lesson.

Squid Game Season 2 Plot Details:

Details about the plot of season 2 have been kept under wraps. Since the filming is yet to begin, no insider sources have buzzed the rumor mill. Dong-hyuk only pointed out that he has mapped the storyline for season 2 in his head. Until Musk’s Neuralink is a reality, we can’t quite possibly read his mind and extract the details! Gi-hun should be at its center as he chases the cues to the next game. Nothing else is certain, and we will have to wait for more details. 

Squid Game Season 2 Release Date:

Netflix is yet to confirm a release date for Squid Game season 2. But they have confirmed that the filming of the second season will start in the month of May this year. The first season took roughly about eight months to shoot, although in the words of creator Hwang Dong-hyuk, “it took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life.” Doing the maths, a probable release date for season 2 of Squid Game on Netflix comes out to be sometime in June 2024. It sounds like a long time, but the wait is worthwhile. 

Casting Details: 

Dong-hyk only gave a teaser about who could definitively return. Gi-hun will definitely be there. It seems the second season will also be based around him as he tries to discover the new game’s origins. He said, “Gi-hun returns. The frontman returns. The man in the suit might be back.

You also will be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su. But these were not the only revelations by Dong. The creators also hinted at the possibility of Yeon Jung returning to the second season. She played the North Korean refugee contestant on the series, and Dong said she might come back as the character’s evil twin sister. No other details are known yet, but we will be updating the page in the future.

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