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Squid Game Season 2.
“I don’t trust people. Especially the ones who ended up here.” If you recall this quote by Kang Sae-Byeok from the first season, then we can understand the excitement among the fandom as to how the story will unfold, which has prompted many questions such as “When will the second season premiere on Netflix?”
The viewers who want to binge-watch the next season will have to wait a while, as it does not seem to be coming to Netflix anytime soon. If you are one of those who want to get clarity about what happens next in the beloved series, then look no further! We’ve compiled all of the relevant information right here for you!
Here is everything you need to know about Netflix’s Squid Game Season 2.
Squid Game Season 2: When will it premiere on Netflix?
Amidst months of anticipation since the second season’s renewal, the network has yet to reveal and confirm the official release date. Right now, it is assumed that the pre-production stage is still ongoing, so any information on the release date seems way too soon! But it is speculated that the upcoming season will not be delayed further and will be released sometime in 2024.
As a result, based on the timeline, it appears that the show is still a long way from premiering a new episode in March 2023 on Netflix!
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.
Squid Game Season 2: What to expect?
The official Netflix synopsis of the show states, “Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits – with deadly high stakes.” So, the second season is expected to continue from the finale episode, “One Lucky Day,” which is directed and written by Hwang Dong-hyuk.
In the episode, the viewers got to see that, the final round presents another cruel test, but, this time, how it ends depends on just one player. Later, the game’s creator steps out of the shadows leaving the viewers curious to know what happens next. Unfortunately, it seems like the fans have to wait a bit longer before returning to the games!
On the other hand, 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.
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Squid Game Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options
The upcoming season is expected to have about nine 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.
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.
The network has not released any new teasers for the upcoming season. In the meantime, watch the official trailer for the first season, which received critical acclaim. On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series 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.”
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