Director Of Squid Game Reveals What’s In Store For Season 2

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On your marks. Get set. Greenlight.  It’s official — Squid Game will be returning to our screens for Season 2, only on Netflix.

Anticipation is high for the follow-up to the hit series. Following the events of Squid Game last year, season 2 will undoubtedly raise the stakes for the drama series. After all, the series was more than a television show, but an entertainment phenomenon, which captivated millions.

In the hit Netflix series, the story revealed how desperate cash-strapped contestants participate in children’s games to win money. Although seemingly harmless at first, the series revealed a devastating twist – if they fail, participants die a horrible death.

Squid Game 2
Squid Game 2

The 9-episode series starred Lee Jung-Jae (New World, Assassination) and Park Hae-Soo (Time to Hunt, Prison Playbook). The series premiered on 17 September 2022 and quickly smashed streaming records. In its first 28 days, Squid Game pulled in a staggering 1.65 billion hours of viewing on the streaming platform.

Needless to say, audiences wanted more and Netflix quickly greenlighted Squid Game season 2 to the delight of fans. Director, writer, and executive producer Hwang Dong-hyuk, is returning to craft the new story.

Hwang who made the announcement at the grand finale of the Netflix FYSEE event in Los Angeles on 12 June, also penned a letter teasing the storyline details for Squid Game season 2. The director alludes to the potential return of Gi-hun, the Front Man, and “the man in the suit with ddakji”. He also hints to the introduction of a new character. You can view his address to fans here.

Netflix hasn’t revealed when the new season will debut.

About Squid Game

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A mysterious invitation to join the game is sent to people at risk who are in dire need of money. 456 participants from all walks of life are locked into a secret location where they play games in order to win 45.6 billion won. Every game is a Korean traditional children’s game such as Red Light, Green Light, but the consequence of losing is death. Who will be the winner, and what is the purpose behind this game?

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