There have been rumblings of a second season of Squid Game for a while, but so far showrunner Hwang Dong-hyuk has been giving us very small teases for the follow-up. Now Netflix has officially revealed that they are indeed pushing forward with the second season.
Here’s the announcement:
— Squid Game ❗❗ (@squidgame) June 12, 2022
With a lot of the main characters having died in the first season, it’s been confirmed that Gi-hun and the Front Man are both coming back for the Season 2. It also looks like we’re going to be getting more of the game’s recruiter (who is still pretty much a mystery), plus the ‘boyfriend’ of Young-hee—the creepy robot from the first red-light/green-light game.
Despite the success of Squid Game, it admittedly isn’t perfect. There has been some criticism with the end reveal of Oh- Il-nam being the host, and its implications story wise; but the entire show still has some impressive shots and a lot of dramatic tension.
Personally, I don’t know where else the story could go, and creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has been very open about the pressure to deliver after the series’ massive success. If anything, the ‘Battle Royale’ genre has been done before, but Squid Game still managed to be a hit. Maybe Hwang can pull off the same kind of magic with the second season. Hopefully Netflix backs him up properly.
No release date has been set for the second season of Squid Game yet, but you can catch the first one now available on Netflix.