The Netflix Original Korean Drama Squid Game is currently the talk of the town and has been on top of trending lists for days now since its release on September 17, 2021.
As soon as it was up for streaming on the huge platform, Squid Game became one of the most popular content, debuting at the No.1 spot in South Korea and No.2 worldwide. In the last weekend of September 2021, the show also claimed the #1 spot on Netflix U.S., and continued to smash global charts.
International viewers have been actively supporting Korean content over the years, especially K-dramas and K-pop. Without a doubt, Korean dramas have this unique and fascinating factor that makes millions of viewers addicted to them.
In particular, Korean films such as Parasite and Train To Busan became blockbuster hits and were impressively received globally.
With this, K-dramas are also a huge hit internationally. K-dramas such as Crash Landing On You, Itaewon Class, Vincenzo, and Descendants of The Sun were actually on top of every K-drama viewer's list of must-watch. Some of these went beyond one season, while others still have rumors about returning with Season 2.
And that is the case with Squid Game. As it splendidly became a hit from its first episode down to the last, several speculations about it having a Season 2 are have become rife.
Here's everything we know, so far, about Netflix preparing Squid Game for Season 2.
Will Squid Game Have Season 2?
Netflix has not confirmed any news or updates about Squid Game returning for Season 2. Squid Game premiered on September 17, 2021, and is currently available for online streaming on Netflix. So with only a few days after its release, it is impossible to receive an immediate green light from Netflix whether the Kdrama will have another season.
However, viewers of the show had put up theories and speculations, which further increased the possibility of Squid Game Season 2. Some assumed that Lee Jung Jae would return to the games and find out all the persons responsible for the deaths of many people just for a couple of billion of prize money.
If Squid Game season 2 will happen, the release will probably not take a long time. The director for the series, Hwang Dong Hyuk, had told news outlets that he first thought of the concept of Squid Game back in 2008; this means that the series has been in the works for over ten years before its release.
Usually, the second season for several Netflix shows takes approximately two years, depending on the cast members and the overall situation. So, right now, viewers might have to wait a couple of years more before Squid Game will return for Season 2.
Showrunner Hwang Dong-hyuk recently addressed the possibility of Squid Game Season 2. Speaking to Variety, he said, "I don't have well-developed plans for 'Squid Game 2. It is quite tiring just thinking about it. But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I'd consider using a writers' room and would want multiple experienced directors."
Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos talked at the Code Conference with speculation about what the next big hit would be. "There's a show on Netflix right now that is the No. 1 in the world, like everywhere in the world," he said. "It's called Squid Game. Squid Game will definitely be our biggest non-English language show in the world, for sure." He went on to say that there's "a very good chance it's going to be our biggest show ever."
Squid Game Season 2 Potential Main Cast
There is no confirmed news of renewal for Squid Game yet, so it is vague whether who will be the main cast for the show's season 2. It should be noted that only one out of the 456 participants at the games came out alive. So, none of the 455 people will be coming back to the show. However, we can consider flashbacks of their lives.
Gi Hun (Lee Jung Jae) is the only one who survives the game, so he would probably be in Season 2. Depending on the storyline of Squid Game season 2, we might see more of Gong Yoo recruiting participants for the games. Gong Yoo's special cameo appearance was an uproar, and realizing that his character is still alive, he must have been continuing to recruit participants, as seen in the last episode of Squid Game Season 1.
Also, Lee Byung Hun, who we found out was the man behind the mask and was called the Front Man, is a potential cast for Squid Game season 2. His brother, police officer Joon Ho (Wi Ha Joon), can also return for Squid Game season 2 as his death was suspicious. It is possible that In Ho did not shoot him, and it could be a potential turnaround for Squid Game season 2.
Stay tuned to EpicStream for more news and updates about Squid Game season 2!