“One of us is gonna die here, so it doesn’t matter what we tell each other. No one can really be embarrassed anymore.”
If you recall this quote from Ji-Yeong from the first season then you are aware that there are many questions on your mind like, “When will the fans get to see the new season on Netflix?”. While we understand your anticipation, we are regretful to inform you that the new season is not going to be on Netflix before the year comes to an end.
The fans will have to wait for some more time if they want to watch the show on this streaming platform. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of everything that the fans should look forward to and know about while you wait and recall events from the previous episodes. Here is everything we know so far about Squid Game Season 2.
Squid Game Season 2: Is it premiering on Netflix in December 2022?
Unfortunately, Squid Game Season 2 will not be available on Netflix in December, so fans will have to wait a little longer. The anticipated premiere date for the upcoming season has yet to be disclosed by the network. According to reports, Netflix confirmed that the second season was greenlit in June 2022 and is slated to be broadcast by late 2023 or early 2024.
The recent production status of the series is also not confirmed by the creators, which will lead to the post-production stage as it will take some time to perfect the episodes in order to make the next season much more compelling for the fans. Hence, we suggest fans be patient for some time as these announcements take their time to be published and are made in a scheduled manner by the streaming platforms.
Red light… GREENLIGHT!
Squid Game is officially coming back for Season 2! pic.twitter.com/4usO2Zld39
— Netflix (@netflix) June 12, 2022
Squid Game Season 2: What to expect in the new season?
The series will continue from the finale episode of the first season, which is immediately after Gi-hun leaves the airport to stop the games. He gets abducted by the game runners. When he wakes up, he finds himself among 455 people from different places around the world (although most of them are from the United States). Gi-hun realizes that the games are an international affair.
Players are fatally eliminated through a series of terrifying and brutal childhood games until only one remain. Fans may have to wait a little longer before returning to the games. “We are working on the script right now and making the form of the story,” executive producer Kim Ji-yeon tells Tudum. “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.”
Additionally, Hwang said in an interview with The Times that a second season may focus more on the story of the Front Man as well as incorporating more about the police, quoting, “I think the issue with police officers is not just an issue in Korea. I see it on the global news that the police force can be very late in acting on things – there are more victims or a situation gets worse because of them not acting fast enough. This was an issue that I wanted to raise.” He added he also wanted to explore the relationship between the cryptic Front Man and his policeman brother Hwang Jun-ho, as well as the background of the salesman character (portrayed by Gong Yoo).
On the other hand, the viewers can expect Dong-hyuk to already have a whole new storyline worked out in his head. “I have a set outline,” he told E! News. “I have a treatment of a whole Season 2 episode with new games and new characters. I like it. I think it’s good. It’s better than what I expected.”
Squid Game Season 2 Cast: Who will be in the new season?
According to Netflix, Hwang confirms that there will be some familiar faces returning next season by tweeting an announcement in June 2022 sharing that there would be a second season of the popular series. Hwang confirmed that the characters of Gi-hun and the Front Man will return for the second season, and will also introduce Cheol-su, Young-hee’s boyfriend.
Hwang said that he would like to bring back some of the dead characters, such as Ji-young, and expressed regret that he had killed off several beloved characters since he did not have any plans for a second season at that time. Maybe we’ll get a romantic duet from the couple right before they give you that deadly look. Will we see more of The Salesman slapping people in the face? “The man in the suit with ddakji might be back,” Hwang teases. It’s time to cue up the Pink Soldiers’ theme song because the game isn’t over yet.
Squid Game Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
The forthcoming season is expected to have the same number of 9 episodes with a runtime of 32 to 63 minutes which are expected to be released on the same day. We speculate that it is intended to follow the same framework as the prior season to be consistent. In the meantime, check out the first season to recap the events that will transpire in the new episodes which are as follows:
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 the release date draws closer, the original series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with all episodes of the last season also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month.
In addition to this, it is expected to be available to stream on the same day. The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on your chosen package. You may play mobile games and stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services.
Squid Game Season 2: Is there any new teaser or trailer?
The network has not released any new teaser or trailer for the upcoming season as production has not started yet. In the meantime, check out the previously unseen clip from Squid Game that was presented by Dong-hyuk as a special treat for fans and attendees, confirming the mysterious identity of the Front Man that inspired a global phenomenon in which hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits – with deadly high stakes. Take a look at the official clip below:
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Squid Game Season 2 updates.