Read on to find out the latest updates on Squid Game Season 2.
The South Korean series swept the world after its fall premiere. The program won numerous honors, broke Netflix streaming records, and propelled its cast to international fame. It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year, writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk writes in a message to the show’s viewers. But it took Squid Game 12 days to surpass all other Netflix programs in popularity.
Hence, it wasn’t a shock when the show was confirmed to be renewed for a second season in June 2022.
Is Squid Game Season 2 coming to Netflix in August?
As of the latest updates, Squid Game Season 2 won’t be available on Netflix in August 2022. We’re still waiting for the dystopian global phenomenon to return. So when might the second season be available on Netflix? Read below for the most recent updates.
Squid Game Season 2 Release Date
As previously noted, on June 12, Netflix made the announcement that the second season of Squid Game had received the green signal. But, no official release date has been revealed yet.
However, Hwang stated in an interview with Vanity Fair in May that the next season might debut by the end of 2023 or 2024. This makes sense, given that the first season’s filming and post-production took two years to finish.
But don’t stress over that! Still early in the process. Even while we highly doubt that we’ll have to wait another 12 years for Squid Game season 2, there will still be a little wait.
What Happened in Squid Game Season 1?
The series revolves around Seong Gi-hun, a divorced and indebted driver. He is invited to participate in a number of kid-friendly games with the chance to win a sizable cash award. When he accepts the deal, he is sent to an unidentified place where he meets 455 other players who are all in dire financial straits.
The players are required to wear green tracksuits, while masked guards in red jumpsuits constantly keep an eye on them. The Front Man, who is dressed in a black mask and costume, is in charge of controlling the games. The participants quickly learn that losing the games results in their death, with each demise raising the total number of possible grand prizes to 45.6 billion by 100 million. To try to withstand the physical and psychological twists of the games, Gi-hun teams up with other participants, including his childhood buddy Cho Sang-woo.
After a bunch of twists and turns, and satisfying and sad deaths, in the ninth episode, three players – Seong Gi-hun (player 456), Cho Sang-woo (player 218) and Kang Sae-byeok (player 067) are the finalists.
The night before their final game, the group is treated to a sumptuous steak meal. It is revealed that Sae-byeok’s is injured from the previous game and is severely hurt and bleeding. The three are also left with a knife after their meal to ensure that at least one player is killed by the other two.
Gi-hun attempts to murder Sang-woo while he is sleeping since he is aware that Sang-woo will go to any length to win, but Sae-byeok tells him that he isn’t a killer. Gi-hun offers that they work together to defeat Sang-woo, but she interprets his assurance that whoever prevails will take care of the other person’s family as a condition of their alliance.
Gi-hun notices Sae-byeok’s condition is deteriorating and rushes to call for help, while Sang-woo takes the chance and kills her.
Gi-hun travels to the final arena to compete against Sang-woo in the titular Squid Game while grieving Sae-byeok’s passing. They engage in a vicious struggle, and just when Gi-hun is about to prevail, he refuses to take the necessary action to seal the victory. In order to cancel the game in accordance with the last provision, he asks Sang-woo to join him in the call. Sang-woo, however, stabs himself in the neck and begs Gi-hun to look after his mother.
What will happen in Squid Game Season 2?
At the end of season 1, we see that Gi-hun finds out that the game organizers are again on the hunt for the participants for the next game. He tries to approach the man who recruited him but fails to do so, and ends up calling the organizers to participate in the game, again.
The second season is expected to take up from there.
Executive producer Kim Ji-yeon told Netflix Tudum in an interview, “We are working on the script right now and making the form of the story.” “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,” she added.
Stay tuned for more updates on Squid Game Season 2.