Netflix’s Squid Game to return for a second season

Another round of games beckon.

Nurul Mardhiah

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Published: 13 June 2022, 6:08 PM

The popular South Korean show Squid Game will return with a second season, Netflix confirmed on Monday (Jun 13). 

As part of the announcement, the show’s director, writer and executive producer Hwang Dong-hyuk wrote a letter to fans of the show. 

“It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever,” he wrote. 

He added that the main character Gi-hun, played by Lee Jung-jae, will return in season two along with The Front Man, played by Lee Byung-hun. Audiences will also be introduced to a new character, Cheol-su, who is Young-hee’s boyfriend. 

He also teased the return of the man in the suit playing ddakji, played by the popular Gong Yoo. 

Squid Game is a dystopian thriller Korean drama about 456 citizens with heavy financial burdens entering a mysterious and deadly contest to win a huge sum of money. With the knowledge that they are risking their own lives as well as the lives of others, the contestants participate in a series of childhood games to desperately emerge as the sole survivor of the deadly games.

Executive producer Kim Ji-yeon shared via Netflix that the team behind Squid Game is still working on the script and “making the form of the story”. 

“But there’s definitely a lot of pressure on how to make Season 2 even better. I know that a lot of the different fans and audiences have enjoyed the series very much, but really we’re focusing on how to make it even more joyful to the global audiences.” 

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