Are more pink soldier’s on the way? What more can we expect in the series? Here is everything we know so far about Squid Game Season 2.
Want to know when the next chapter of this South Korean survival drama television series is going to premiere on Netflix? If you are wondering the same thing, then you have reached the right place, as we can understand your excitement to see how the story will unfold, which has sparked many questions such as “When will fans be able to watch the second season?”
Sadly, viewers who want to binge-watch the next season will have to wait a while, as the season will not be coming to Netflix anytime soon. So, if you want to get clarity about what happens next in the beloved series, then look no further! To help you prepare before diving into the show, we’ve compiled all of the relevant information right here for you!
Continue reading to know more about Netflix’s Squid Game Season 2.
Squid Game Season 2: When will the new season premiere on Netflix?
We regret to inform you that the eagerly awaited second season of “Squid Game,” will not be available on Netflix until April 2023, making the fandom wait for longer than they anticipated!
Amidst months of anticipation since the renewal in June 2022, the network has yet to reveal and confirm the official release date.
Right now, it is assumed that the pre-production is still ongoing, with filming starting around the summer season, so any information on the release date seems way too soon! But it is speculated that it will not be delayed further and will be released sometime in late 2023 or early 2024.
If we take the prior seasons into consideration with a bit of speculation, the most likely time frame will be sometime around January 2024, with the same time slot as other shows on the streaming service, which is 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET). This can only happen if filming starts this year!
Likewise, we would want to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time, and fans should keep an eye on it.
In order to receive updates on when the new episodes premiere on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news among its followers, quoting, “On your marks. Get set. Greenlight. Squid Game continues, only on Netflix.#SquidGameS2″ Take a look at the official post on Twitter below:
— Squid Game #오징어게임 (@squidgame) June 12, 2022
Squid Game Season 2: What to expect?
Executive producer Kim Ji-yeon tells Netflix Tudum, “We are working on the script right now and making the form of the story,” Further adding, “But there’s definitely a lot of pressure on how to make [Season 2] even better. I know that a lot of the different fans and audiences have enjoyed the series very much, but really we’re focusing on how to make it even more joyful to the global audience.”
Moreover, Hwang also confirmed in the same interview that last year’s winner Gi-hun will be back with the Front Man, in addition to a brand-new character. Everyone’s favorite killer doll Young-hee is officially off the market and viewers will be introduced to her boyfriend Cheol-su. Will we see more of The Salesman slapping people in the face? “The man in the suit with ddakji might be back,” Hwang teases.
In a recent interview, when asked about any childhood games in particular that you would like to see incorporated in Squid Game Season 2, Oh Young-soo replied, “Well, for the games that were in season one, I remember playing them when I was young, when I was little. I don’t know what else I could think of. But Director Hwang [Dong-Hyuk]—I don’t think he would have invented new games [for the upcoming season]. I think he would have gotten some new games from his childhood, and he actually told me that he has some that are more dramatic. So I’m looking forward to it.”
Further adding, on how Oh Il-nam’s death is going to affect Squid Game Season 2 Oh Young-soo stated, “I believe Oh Il-nam will now be deep in the consciousness of Seong Gi-hun. And I think Gi-hun made some personal growth due to Il-nam. I think that’s going to impact how he views life, and how he makes relationships with other people in Season 2. I think Season One of Squid Game was mostly about incidents that happened to Gi-Hun; the external factors that were at play in his life. But season 2 will be more about how he views himself and how he shapes his own life.”
Squid Game Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
The upcoming season is expected to have about 9 episodes with an average runtime of 32 to 63 minutes, which will be released on the same day. We’d also like to emphasize that the exact titles and synopsis of these episodes have yet to be confirmed in order to avoid any early spoilers. In the meantime, interested viewers can binge-watch the first season to recall the events before streaming the new one on the platform.
Here’s the complete episode guide of Squid Game Season 1 below:
Episode 1: Red Light, Green Light: Hoping to win easy money, a desperate Gi-hun agrees to take part in an enigmatic game; not long into the first round, unforeseen horrors unfold.
Episode 2: Hell: Split on whether to continue or quit, the group holds a vote; their realities in the outside world may prove to be just as unforgiving as the game.
Episode 3: The Man With the Umbrella: A few players enter the next round, which promises equal doses of sweet and deadly; Jun-ho sneaks his way inside.
Episode 4: Stick to the Team: As alliances form among the players, no one is safe in the dormitory after lights out; the third game challenges Gi-hun’s team to think strategically.
Episode 5: A Fair World: Gi-hun and his team take turns keeping guard through the night; the masked men encounter trouble with their co-conspirators.
Episode 6: Gganbu: Players pair off for the fourth game; Gi-hun grapples with a moral dilemma; Sang-woo chooses self-preservation; Sae-byeok shares her untold story.
Episode 7: VIPs: The Masked Leader welcomes VIP guests to the facility for a front-row viewing of the show; in the fifth game, some players crack under the pressure.
Episode 8: Front Man: Ahead of the last round, distrust and disgust run deep among the finalists; Jun-ho makes a getaway, determined to expose the game’s secrets.
Episode 9: One Lucky Day: The final round presents another cruel test, but, this time, how it ends depends on just one player; the game’s creator steps out of the shadows.
When Squid Game Season 2 draws close to its release date, the episodes will be available exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality depends on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99 per month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49 per month, with no additional cost for any of their services.
Squid Game Season 2: Is there any teaser or trailer?
The network has not released any new teasers or trailers for the upcoming season. In the meantime, check out the official trailer for the first season, which showcases, “Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits—with deadly high stakes.” On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has an approval rating of 95% based on 74 reviews, with an average rating of 8.10/10. On Metacritic, the series has a weighted average score of 69 out of 100 based on 13 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”
Take a look at the official trailer below to recap the events before delving into the new season:
Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more Squid Game Season 2 updates on Web News Observer.