Squid Game director confirms the return of Season 2 in 2024

Squid Game season 2: Everything we know so far
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We have a piece of good news for all the Squid Game fans. The series director Hwang Dong Hyuk has confirmed recently that the drama’s second season is going to get a release soon and that the writing of the script is completed. Talking about the second season, the shooting for the same will begin next year, and it is going to be released by the end of 2024.


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Season 2 details

Squid Game Season 2 will revolve around the main character, Sung Ki Hoon, played by Lee Jung Jae. However, the audience is all set to witness a change in his character that already began in season 1 when he dyed his hair red. So, we are surely going to expect some revenge scenes in the upcoming drama. Here is what director Hwang Dong Hyuk said about the upcoming season via Netflix “(Season 2) Sung Ki Hoon is no longer naive. He applies some of what he learned in season 1 (to the game in season 2).”

Other characters

Talking about Season 2, it will also witness the return of characters like the frontman played by Lee Byung Hun, who sees the game’s progress, and Gong Yoo, who plays the bag-carrying man. We will further get to witness the boyfriend of Young Hee, the giant doll character who played a tagger’s role. The boyfriend’s name is reportedly Chul Su.

Squid Game’s Emmy Run

Lee Jung-Jae, who played Sung Ki Hoon in the popular Korean drama, won the best actor award at the recently held 74th Emmy Awards. Talking about Jung-Jae, he competed for the best actor award with Jason Bateman from Ozark, Bob Odenkirk from Better Call Saul, Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong from Succession, and Adam Scott for Severance.

The Television Academy’s official handle also announced the news of Lee Jung-Jae’s grand win on Twitter. Here is the caption, “Player 456 gets the gold! Lee Jung-Jae wins a first career #Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for @SquidGame (@Netflix)!”

The Korean series had quite a good run at the Emmy Awards, with a nomination for not one but six different categories. The said categories include best supporting actor (Park Hae Soo and Oh Young Soo), best supporting actress (Jung Ho Yeon), best director, best picture, best actor (Lee Jung-Jae), and best screenplay. Talking about Hwang Dong Hyuk, who directed Squid Game, won the best director award in the drama series at the same event. For the unversed, he also became the first Korean to have received the best director award.