Everything We Know About ‘Squid Game,’ Season 2

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After the success of Squid Game and its reality show Squid Game: The Challenge on Netflix, fans are wondering when season 2 of the Korean survival drama will premiere. Squid Game premiered in 2021 in the United States and became the most-watched show in Netflix’s history. Now, there is even a video game in development. It has officially been confirmed that another season is coming, and here’s everything we know so far.

Is there a release date for ‘Squid Game’ Season 2?

Squid Game LEE Jung-jae The Man with the Umbrella', (Season 1, ep. 103, aired in the US on Sept. 17, 2021)

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Not yet. There is no official release date, but it can be expected to premiere in late 2024. Reportedly, filming began in July 2023 and is expected to take around ten months to complete. Creator and director Hwang Dong-hyuk has also said that he is in talks with Netflix for Season 3 as well.

Who has been cast in ‘Squid Game’ Season 2?

Squid Game LEE Jung-jae

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Lee Jung-Jae will reprise his role as Seong Gi-Hun as well as Lee Byeong-Heon as Hwang In-ho, Wi Ha-Joon as Hwang Jun-ho, and Gong Yoo as the participant recruiter. Dong-hyuk added that he hopes to bring back deceased characters from the first season in some way, whether that is through flashbacks or prequel scenes. He said, “So many characters died, especially beloved ones died. I’m sorry I killed them so easily; I didn’t know this was coming.” He added that he hopes to “revive Ji-young, but her best friend Sae-byeok also died.”

In addition, Kang Ha-Neul, Yim Si-Wan, Park Sung-Hoon, Yang Dong-Geun, Park Gyu-young, Jo Yu-ri, Kang Ae-sim, Lee David, Lee Jin-uk, Choi Seung-hyun, Roh Jae-won, and Won Ji-an have been cast in Season 2. Season 2 will introduce Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheoul-su.

What will ‘Squid Game’ Season 2 be about?

Squid Game LEE Jung-jae

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As of now, the plot will follow Seong Gi-Hun as he tries to take down the creators of Squid Game and show more about the people who run the deadly games. The season will also deal with the fallout of Gi-Hun deciding to remain in Korea instead of going to the U.S. with his daughter.

Watch the teaser trailer for ‘Squid Game’ Season 2

Netflix released a teaser trailer for the new season on June 17, 2023.

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