Netflix and the director, writer and executive producer, Hwang Dong-hyuk, have confirmed that Korean hit series SQUID GAME has been given the green light to begin work on Season 2.
In a statement on Twitter, Hwang Dong-hyuk wrote: “A whole new round is coming. 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.”
“As the writer, director and producer of Squid Game, a huge shout out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show.”
“And now, Gi-hun returns. The Front Man returns. Season 2 is coming. The man in the suit with ddakji might be back. You’ll also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheoul-su.”
“Join us once more for a whole new round.”
— Squid Game ?? (@squidgame) June 12, 2022
**SPOILERS FOR SEASON ONE BELOW!**
The first season of Squid Game ended with winner Gi-hun saving Kang Sae-byeok’s brother from the orphanage and giving half of his winnings to friend Sang-woo’s mother, who also agreed to take on guardianship of the child.
Gi-hun is then seen commuting to the airport in order to visit his daughter in the U.S. when he spots the Squid Game recruiter at the train station; a suited man who provides a financial prize and an invitation to the games providing he gets to slap you around the face for a bit as a forfeit for losing a game. An enraged Gi-hun is reminded how he and the other players were treated in the game of death and seen as no different from horses in a race to be bet on. Their lives were seen as expendable in a game of pure entertainment devised by the bored elite with their abundance of money and lack of humanity and compassion. Snatching the invite from the troubled victim, Gi-hun ponders whether to call the number on the back or not. As he prepares to board the plane at the airport, he decides to call the number and warns the voice on the other end that he’s not finished with them despite the organisers warning him off and telling him to get on with his life.
Even though he’s now a multi-millionaire and can relax without a care in the world, a furious Gi-hun can’t get over the way he and his fellow humans were treated and seems to be out for revenge, seeking to know who exactly are behind the games and how they can get away with such a devious act as torturing and killing people for fun. With this in mind, Season 2 of Squid Game may see Gi-hun trying to infiltrate the games. Perhaps he may try to enter as one of the masked elite who bet on the players or will he end up as a player once again? For now, we know he’s returning in some capacity so it’ll be interesting how his story will unfold. We’ll also be introduced to a creepy, giant male doll by the sounds of it named Cheoul-su. If he’s anything like Young-hee, it doesn’t sound good for the next set of players in Squid Game.