This story was first published on November 10, 2021, and updated on June 13, 2022.
We finally have official news that Squid Game, the highly popular Korean drama-thriller, will be back for a second season after the streaming service confirmed the news in a statement.
The highly anticipated second season will see the return of Gi-hun and the mysterious Front Man, according to director Hwang Dong-hyuk in the same Netflix release. He also teased that the man in the suit with ddakji may be back and that we will finally be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su.
“It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever,” Hwang wrote. “As the writer, director, and producer of Squid Game, a huge shout out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show... Join us once more for a whole new round.”
The official announcement comes months after Hwang confirmed that a second season of the show was in the works in November last year.
At a screening and question and answer session in Los Angeles for the series in November, Hwang said to the Associated Press: “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.”
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“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,” he continued.
That said, Hwang admitted at that point that there were no concrete details yet about the second season of the show and Netflix, at that point, had yet to make an official announcement.
We did find out though from Hwang that lead actor Lee Jung-jae will be returning as his main character, Seong Gi-hun.
“I do think it’s too early to say when and how that’s going to happen. So I will promise you this, Gi-hun will come back. He will do something for the world,” Hwang said.