Ever since Squid Game was given a green signal in 2022 for the second season renewal, fans of this thriller have been madly anticipating it to arrive on Netflix to experience the chill run through their spine. However, if you’re one of them, we hate to break the unfortunate news to you. The South Korean smash hit show won’t hit the Netflix library in January 2023. In fact, the lack of any updates regarding the second season point to the possibility of the show not releasing in 2023 at all.
For those unversed, Squid Game constitutes a high-stakes game where 456 people compete to survive. The games are twisted versions of the classical Korean kids’ games to gain an exorbitant prize pot. Prize for only one winner among 456, things are bound to get cruel and relationships are fated to destroy.
It took the show’s creator Emmy winner Hwang Dong-hyuk 12 years to create Squid Game. How much time will season 2?
Find out to know all the latest updates about Squid Game season 2.
When can we expect Squid Game Season 2 to arrive on Netflix?
As previously mentioned, Squid Game season 2 is not hitting the thriller library of the streaming giant in January 2023. Netflix Life contends, “Squid Game season 2 is expected to be released sometime in late 2023 or early 2024.” Apart from this, the show’s creator as well as the official streamer has not released any details regarding the upcoming instalment of Squid Game.
Red light… GREENLIGHT!
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— Netflix (@netflix) June 12, 2022
What can we expect to happen in Squid Game Season 2?
In season one, unfortunately, we saw a majority of the show’s characters dying. This misery is also shared by the show’s creator, who said, while renewing the show for the second season, according to Reuters, “So many characters died, especially beloved ones died. I’m sorry I killed them so easily; I didn’t know this was coming…I want to revive Ji-young, but her best friend Sae-byeok also died, so I’m thinking what to do.”
In September 2022, Dong-hyuk released a previously unreleased clip from season one which did not take more time to become a sensation. Described as “the shocking reveal of Front Man” by Netflix, in the video we see a man carrying a bag of goldfish before the camera reveals his face.
What does the goldfish signify? Only season 2 can tell.
TVGuide contends, “You ever play that game at a carnival where you throw ping pong balls at bowls of goldfish? Maybe that will be one of the games in Season 2, except instead of goldfish, they’re sharks, and instead of ping pong balls, it’s other people!”
Regardless of “a whole new round” of games that season 2 has in store for us, the upcoming instalment of this South Korean thriller will advertently focus on the Frontman. In an interview with The Times, Dong-hyuk said, “While I was writing Season 1, I thought about the stories that could be in Season 2 if I get to do one — one would be the story of the Frontman.”
Elsewhere, in conversation with E! News, he disclosed that he already has a “set outline”, saying, “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.”
Who are the expected cast members of Squid Game Season 2?
Season one showcased a lot of death. Consequently, we don’t expect a majority of the cast members featured in season one to reprise their roles in the upcoming season. With that said, we expect a lot of new characters to be introduced in the future. However, as per a tweet by Dong-hyuk, the main character, Seong Gi-hun aka Player 456, whose role is reprised by Lee Jung-jae will return, along with The Front Man, reprised by Lee Byung-hun. Dong-hyuk also teased, “The man in the suit with ddakji might be back.”
With that said, stay tuned to Web News Observer, for more details regarding Squid Game season 2