Are you ready for another round? Squid Game. The Korean driven show that swept the nation is coming in with their culture, making us cry during marbles and making the iconic green suit as a go to fashion statement (aside from the opposing red/pink jumpsuits). Director Hwang Dong-hyuk (also writer/exec producer) took twelve years to get the show from pen to paper to streaming to the world! When billions of people and 1.5 billion hours watched later, it became the most famous show ever on Netflix – in a matter of twelve days. Squid Game was everything from social media posts, to mini games on our phones of the challenges that would give a taste of what the character went through in the show.
This month during a call for the January 4th quarter earnings, CEO of the streaming platform has greenlit a second season for Squid Game. Netflix made an Instagram post, captioning it, showing a photo as well – with the title. “A Whole New Round is Coming”. What we know so far from this post is: Gi-Hun Returns(actor Lee Jung-Jae’s character). The Front Man returns and the suited man (played by Gong Yoo) with ddjaki might be back as well. Also we will be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su. This post alone gives fans that buzz and itch to know what else we will get and what will happen this time around.
The release date is still unknown, but there is a vague window as to when we may be getting it. In an interview with director Dong-Hyuk back in May, the reporter read; “Hwang is still in midst of final discussions, which anticipates that it will be the end of 2023 or 2024.” Dong-Hyuk himself also mentioned that he has “three pages of ideas” that he will be writing into a script form, so we are still in the early stages of creating the next round.