Squid Game Season 2 Update: Will Lee Byung Hun Become the Next Installment's Main Star?

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Will Squid Game Season 2 have Lee Byung Hun's character take the spotlight?

Director Hwang Dong Hyuk confirmed in 2022 the arrival of season 2 of his hit Netflix series. He penned a message revealing that its past characters would return in the next installment.

The same statement disclosed that Seong Gi-Hun and the "Front Man" would return.

As Lee Jung Jae's character already became the lead in season 1, will the filmmaker pass the baton to Lee Byung Hun for the next season?

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Squid Game Season 2 Lead Star: Will Lee Byung Hun's Character Become the Series' Star?

In Squid Game season 1, Lee Jung Jae's Seong Gi Hun took most of the screen time as the series revealed how he won the games after having a lot of debts. The end of the first part also saw the character returning to the games again as he desires to take down the organization that started the deadly game.

Several news outlets suggested Squid Game season 2 should have a different protagonist to expand the series' universe.

Screen Rant (via Forbes) cited Hwang Dong Hyuk's statement about his plans to dive further into Hwang In Ho's police background. For what it's worth, Lee Byung Hoon's character was revealed to be the ex-cop brother of Hwang Jun Ho — the police who sneaked onto the island to find his missing brother.

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It turned out that Hwang In Ho previously won the game and started working for the creator of the Squid Game.

"I think the issue with police officers is not just an issue in Korea. I see it on the global news. This was an issue that I wanted to raise. Maybe in season two, I can talk about this more," the director went on.

The news outlet then predicted that Squid Game's next season would focus on Hwang In Ho's backstory and reveal how he became the Front Man of the game.

Squid Game Season 2 Release Date

Following the success of Squid Game season 1, director Hwang Dong Hyuk said the next season might premiere at the end of this year or at the beginning of 2024.

He revealed during an interview with Vanity Fair in May that he would start working on the scripts. A few months later, he revealed that he had already completed the outline.

Hwang Dong Hyuk is set to confirm the exact release date of Squid Game season 2.

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