Is Squid Game Season 2 Coming in 2022?

share to other networks share to twitter share to facebook

In 2021, Squid Game took the world by storm, breaking Bridgerton's record for the most-viewed Netflix original series ever, getting critical acclaim with a near-perfect critic score of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, and having been nominated for various awards, including the Bingeworthy Show of the Year Award in the 2021 People's Choice Awards, so it's not surprising that the South Korean series was renewed for a second season despite the series only originally being ordered for one.

Squid Game Season 2
click to enlarge
Credit: Netflix
Squid Game Season 2

Advertisement

Now that millions of fans already know that Squid Game Season 2 is coming, they have been wondering if the sophomore season will arrive on Netflix in 2022 or if they'll have to wait longer.

Will Squid Game Season 2 arrive in 2022?

At the time of this article's initial publication, Netflix hasn't announced the release date for Squid Game Season 2, but in January 2022, the streaming giant has already officially renewed the survival drama for a second season. However, Squid Game Season 2 will not be released in 2022.

The show's creator Hwang Dong-hyuk also confirmed to the Associated Press that a new season is in the works, but they're still on the early planning stages.

During Netflix's fourth-quarter 2021 earnings interview, Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos was asked if the streaming giant's breakout series would return for its much-speculated Season 2.

"Absolutely," he responded. "The Squid Game universe has just begun."

Advertisement

Advertisement

"There's been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice!" Hwang said. "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."

Due to the director/writer having reservations about producing a new season at a rushed pace, it's likely that Squid Game Season 2 won't arrive in 2022.

On March 19, 2022, Hwang spoke to Deadline about Squid Game Season 2: "There will be more great games, that’s all I can say.” Hwang said “I’m just still brainstorming and collecting the ideas for Season 2. I haven’t even started with the writing yet.”

In September 2021, Hwang told Variety about the creative process it would take for him to develop Squid Game Season 2: “It is quite tiring just thinking about it [season 2],” Hwang said prior to Season 2 being confirmed. “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.”

Related: Park Hae Soo: Korean Money Heist Teaser Features Squid Game Actor

With this in mind, it's unlikely that Squid Game Season 2 will arrive in 2022 or even 2023, but with the confirmation that planning stage has already begun, it's likely that production will begin sometime next year.

In May 2022, Hwang told Vanity Fair that he predicts that the next season won't be ready for release until the end of 2023 at the earliest, and it's more likely that Season 2 will be released on Netflix in 2024.

Advertisement

As expected, Squid Game Season 2 is not included in the list of films and TV shows coming to Netflix in October 2022.

In June 2022, Netflix announced a new reality show based on Squid Game, called The Challenge, giving fans of the franchise another reason to get hyped. You can read more details about Squid Game: The Challenge here.

Is there already a trailer for Squid Game Season 2?

Since production for Squid Game Season 2 is clearly far from over, don't expect a full trailer to hit the webs anytime soon. However, Netflix already released a teaser reminding fans that Season 2 is on its way.

Advertisement

You can check out more details about the next season in everything we know about Squid Game Season 2 article.