Squid Game is one of the best Netflix original programs in a long time. The narrative of a fatal tournament in which 456 individuals compete for $45.6 billion ($39 million) in a series of life-or-death children’s games, the class fable is as heartbreaking to watch as it is addictive, and if the Korean drama does well, Netflix may greenlight another season.
While there has been no official announcement on whether a second season will occur, given Netflix’s growing presence and investment in Korea, it is a distinct possibility. Especially in light of the likely continuation of the story set-ups teased in Season 1. Here’s all we know about a prospective second season of The Squid Game.
What will season 2 of Squid Game entail?
The first season of Squid Game lasted an entire game, with Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) taking home the 456 billion won the grand prize. One year later, when he runs into the Salesman (Gong Yoo) recruiting another player. Gi-hun realizes that the Game is going to restart.
Just as he is about to embark on his journey to America. Gi-hun decides to remain in Korea with the aim of finally putting an end to the Game.
The ending scene leaves supporters hopeful for a continuation of Gi-hun’s saga. With the victor teaming up with others to bring down the hidden, global death Game.
Everything is up in the air except for Gi-highly hun’s likely comeback. He may attempt to enlist the assistance of the police, who turned him away in Episode 2, or he could locate further prior players, who may or may not have worked through their grief sufficiently to confront affluent VIPs and game masters.
Additionally, there is no assurance of a continuance following the next Game in Korea. Season 1 established that lethal Games are taking place throughout the world.
With wealthy men from many countries betting on the outcomes. While the first game was almost certainly formed in Korea due to the involvement of Oh Il-nam (Oh Young-soo), another country’s Game may be the focus of a future season.
Is Squid Game getting a second season?
Netflix has made no indications about whether or not it would renew its most successful Korean drama to date. Despite the fact that the show premiered only ten days ago. The streamer often waits a few months before renewing its shows in the United States. And there is little information available on their foreign renewals to discern a pattern.
Having said that, Squid Game would not be the first Korean show to receive a Netflix renewal. Kingdom, a historical zombie drama, and Love Alarm, a high school romance, both received second seasons this year, and Kingdom even received a spinoff film.
If the show is revived, fans would have to wait a long time for the Season 2 debut. Squid Game was revealed in 2019, and production took two years. Thus, even under the most hopeful scenario, Season 2 would not premiere until early 2023.
Hwang Dong-hyuk stance on Season 2
Hwang Dong-hyuk is the creator and director of Squid Game and is perhaps the most critical cog in the series’s future on Netflix. We’ve gained a lot of insight into Hwang Dong-feelings hyuk’s towards the second season of Squid Game thanks to a recent interview he had with Variety.
Hwang Dong-hyuk has stated his happiness with the show’s popularity but is hesitant to leap back into the fray so quickly, or at the very least to finish the series alone.
Hwang Dong-hyuk has a reputation for working alone on projects, which has benefited his career greatly. However, he has stated that if he were to return to Squid Game. He would explore establishing a writers room and enlisting the assistance of numerous experienced directors.
If Squid Game Season 2 is go, it is possible that it will begin up where Season 1 left off. With Gi-hun opting not to fly to Los Angeles to visit his daughter but to pursue vengeance against those who developed Squid Game for sport.
While the first season resolves the majority of unresolved plot points, this is a significant one to leave hanging. With that stated, it’s difficult to envision a second season featuring Gi-hun.
While he now has riches, it pales in comparison to those who design and play the game. It’s difficult to see what Gi-hun could do to bring Squid Game down. Given that it is a subset of a bigger, corrupt, and unfair system which is sort of the idea.
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