Creator and director of the show, Hwang Dong-hyuk had confirmed that there would be a new season and has now shared the details of the plotline.
Squid Game became one of the biggest releases this year on Netflix. The Korean dystopian, nine-part series followed a group of 456 people going through a tough time trying to make ends meet and get recruited to play a set of children's games in return for a huge cash prize. The show was violent and often gory as it served as a harsh criticism about the economic disparities that exist and the power and influence held by the people in power. The show was a big hit among people from not only South Korea but from across the world.
The show made the biggest debut on Netflix and briefly overthrew the record held by Bridgerton which was later claimed by the third season of You. The huge success of the series ensured that Netflix would be giving it more seasons. Creator and director of the show, Hwang Dong-hyuk had confirmed that there would be a new season and now he has come forward with more details of what we can expect.
In a recent interview with KBS, Hwang said that he is in the midst of discussions about the future of Squid Game. Explaining what to expect in season 2, he stated as per Soompi: “The focus will be the story of Seong Gi Hun (Lee Jung Jae) unraveling [the mysteries of the organization behind the game].” At the end of the first season, Gi Hun with his flaming red hair is seen walking away from his flight after getting a call from the organization that organized the games. Hwang continued, “The overarching plotline of Season 2 will be the story of the people that Gi Hun meets and the people he chases after.”
At the moment we can be certain that Lee Jung Jae will be reprising his role. The only possibility of other reprisals can be from The Frontman (Lee Byung-hun) and maybe cop Hwang Jun-ho (Wi Ha-Joon) whose fate was ambiguous in the first season. There was also mention that Gong Yoo's character and his involvement with the game organization would be explored, so another cameo from the actor can be expected. The other characters will most likely be new.
The first season took Hwang more than a decade to bring to life. While the second season may not take that long, Hwang stated, “I think we’ll be reaching some sort of conclusion [to our discussions] soon. We know that many people are waiting, so everyone is working hard to prepare for the next season with a positive outlook.” We will probably have to wait for at least a few years to see the next season on Netflix.