There are a lot of unanswered questions from the first season that we will finally get answers to!
Squid Game is officially coming back for Season 2!
Netflix announced the follow-up season of the hit show with a short teaser. It featured Younghee, the giant doll that played "Red Light, Green Light" with the contestants of the games in the first episode of the series, indicating how the show has been "greenlit" by the streamer. Younghee's searching laser eye flashes the number "2" as she chants: "The hibiscus flowers bloomed," in Korean. The circle, triangle, and square are also included in the teaser. No date was announced for when to expect the show to return. You can watch the teaser here:
When Squid Game first premiered on September 17, 2021, it became Netflix's most-watched series at the time. The Korean show got worldwide attention and received critical acclaim as well. It tells the story of 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. But the games take a deadly turn and there can be only one winner. With the way the first season was concluded, it does not come as a surprise that the show has been renewed for another season. There are a lot of unanswered questions.
Creator and director of the show, Hwang Dong-hyuk had in the past confirmed that the show would be coming back. "There's been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season," he had stated. "So I almost feel like you leave us no choice! But I will say there will indeed be a second season. It's in my head right now. I'm in the planning process currently. But I do think it's too early to say when and how that's going to happen. So I will promise you this…(in English) Gi-Hun will come back, and he will do something for the world."
He even shared a bit of what to expect from the next season, “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.”
Hwang had developed the series over the course of a decade before it was finally taken up by Netflix. It will not take that long for the second season and the new season is likely to release either in late 2023 or in 2024, hopefully. There is still a lot of time before the second season premiere. You can catch up on the first season of the show which is currently streaming on Netflix.