Squid Game Season 2: Is There Any Potential Release Date & Rumors?


David Mudd

If you binge-watched Netflix’s Squid Game Season 2 and still have nightmares, you should brace yourself for many sleepless nights.

Since its debut in September, the dystopian thriller series has become Netflix’s number one. One must-see’ show in 90 countries and the streaming platform’s most popular non-English show. It quickly became Netflix’s largest-ever series debut (eclipsing Bridgerton’s earlier this year). And the TikTok hashtag #squid game currently has over 27.5 billion (yes, billion) views.

Fans of Squid Game have been captivated by the show’s frightening concept, which involves 465 individuals (all of whom are in terrible debt). Competing in six children’s games over the course of six days for the chance to win £28 million ($38 million). Who are the losers? The bulk of the show’s characters die in horrifying ways. But not before we’ve all grown obsessed with them and speculations about the show’s open conclusion.

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According to three elementary schools, ‘ ‘Squid Game baby costumes’ became the top-trending phrase on Google over the Halloween 2021 weekend. New York City eventually banned Halloween costumes based on the program. Netflix commissioned a massive copy of the disturbing ‘Red Light, Green Light’ doll from episode one to hover over Sydney, Australia, on All Hallows’ Eve. Talk about weird, don’t you think?

Months later, YouTube personality MrBeast constructed a real-life version of the Game and invited 456 random participants to compete in a tournament with a cash prize of £342,000 ($456,000). Fortunately, none of the YouTuber’s players were injured during the Game, and they were compensated for their participation.

Is Squid Game Season 2 Confirmed?

Yes, it has done so now! In January 2021, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos revealed plans for a Squid Game Season 2 and the ‘Squid Game Universe,’. Which he hopes might include live experiences, merchandising, and mobile gaming.

According to Marca, ‘the Squid Gameworld has just begun,’ Sarandos stated. ‘We’re progressively growing those muscles with our consumer items. Such as the Squid Game tracksuits, and then we’re making a major push on mobile and portable experiences.’

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On November 9, 2021, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk talked to Associated Press and revealed. The thing that we’d all been hoping for: additional episodes of the blockbuster TV program are on the way:

The Following Is an English Translation:

There’s been a lot of pressure, a lot of demand, and a lot of affection for a Squid Game Season 2. So it’s almost as if you don’t give us an option! But I will say that there will be a Squid Game Season 2. I’m thinking about that right now. I’m presently in the planning stages. However, I believe it is too early to predict when and how this will occur. So I’ll make a pledge to you. (in English) Gi-Hun will return and accomplish something good for the planet.’

When Will the Squid Game Season 2 Be Released?

We’re hoping that now that a Squid Game Season 2 has been ordered, the crew can go to work on it right away. Allow the people to have what they desire.

However, we’re quite confident we won’t be seeing it on our televisions for a while.

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Netflix’s Squid Game was initially mentioned in 2019. It then took another two years to complete filming and production. So we’re unlikely to see a second season until 2023 (or perhaps 2024!). In terms of honors, O Yeong-su won Best Supporting Actor in Television at the 2022 Golden Globes for his work as Player 001 in season one. The prize is the first given to a Korean actor at a famous event.

What Have the Cast Members Stated Regarding the Squid Game Season 2?

After many fans thought that her character Kang Saebyeok could have survived. Jung HoYeon answered many fan predictions concerning Squid game Season 2.

The actor refuted the Reddit speculations in a YouTube video with Vanity Fair. To begin, the actress expressed her displeasure with a Reddit user’s proposal that her character’s younger brother Cheoul may enter the Game to revenge her murder. ‘My brother shouldn’t go play there…’ ‘I’m not going to do that,’ she responded.

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In response to rumors that 001 is 456’s father, considering that the latter dislikes milk like 001’s son and shares the same birthday, HoYeon said, ‘It may make sense. But it’s much more nerve-racking to witness. Do you require greater stress? … ‘Director Hwang may require more tension, but I’m a more serene guy.’

What Do Other Characters Have to Say?

The performer also denied that her character lived at the end of season one. While she thinks her character could have rescued herself, she is also ‘very thrilled’ that her character died. ‘I can get rid of any tension,’ she claimed, adding that she and the show’s director made a joke about her character having a twin sister.

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I don’t believe she’ll return,’ she said of her role. ‘And, folks, I’m sorry to say this, but I’m extremely delighted to die. HoYeon also stated that, despite popular speculation, Gi-hun “will not be their front-man”. And that Squid Games is not located on Jeju Island. Actor Wi Ha-jun (who portrays Detective Hwang Jun-ho) has also suggested that his character may return if Squid Game Season 2 is ordered.

Fans of the program will recall that the investigator spent the whole of the first season searching for his missing brother. Then eventually resorted to working behind-the-scenes at the Game. In the end, the guy discovers that his brother is the Games’ Front Man. It is shot by his brother for refusing to surrender his pistol and cooperate with the police inquiry. Jun-ho was last seen when he went down the side of a cliff after being shot.

In a recent interview with Deadline, Ha-jun stated that he wishes his character was still alive so that he could find out the answers to many problems. ‘I’m yearning to know what happened to him,’ the actor told the newspaper. ‘I want him to come back alive, find his brother, and ask him a million questions.’ As a brother, I would honestly inquire.

‘As a detective, I’d like to investigate the Game’s overarching mysteries as well. I truly want to see Jun-ho come back to life and answer all of these things. I’m hoping to see more brotherly affection in their connection. Having said that, the actor hasn’t convinced a reunion between the brothers is in the cards. ‘I’ll need to learn why he made certain decisions,’ he added. Okay, so it’s not a confirmation that a second season is in the works, but it’s evident that the cast is eager to see what happens to their characters next.

If it’s any consolation, Kim Joo-young (Han Mi-nyeo/Player 212) has delighted fans by posting various behind-the-scenes photographs from the Squid Game set. Hwang Dong-hyuk, the show’s writer-director, spoke up about the series’ popularity and his intentions for writing it in a recent interview with the Guardian. When asked if he is now as wealthy as the Squid Game winner, the 50-year-old said, ‘I’m not that wealthy.’ But I have more than enough. I have enough to feed my family. And it’s not like Netflix is compensating me in any way. Netflix reimbursed me in accordance with the terms of the original contract.’ The filmmaker went on to say that the narrative of the TV show was inspired by his own family predicament in 2009, following the global financial meltdown.

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‘I was in dire financial need since my mother had retired from the firm where she had been employed.’ I was working on a film, but we were unable to secure funding. As a result, I was unable to work for approximately a year. ‘My mother, myself, and my grandma all had to take out loans,’ he explained. Despite his program surpassing Bridgerton as the most-watched show on Netflix in the streaming platform’s history, he has yet to see the Shonda Rhimes-produced series.

‘I started watching episode one since everyone thought Bridgerton was extremely excellent, but I quit in the middle,’ he explained. ‘I’m not particularly into TV romance storylines since I haven’t been in a relationship in six or seven years.’ It’s difficult for me to relate to.’ In terms of a prospective Squid Game Season 2, it appears that he hasn’t ruled it out. ‘It’s feasible,’ he told the newspaper, joking, ‘that I have to do Squid game Season 2 to become as wealthy as the winner of Squid Game.’ Dong-hyuk recently told Variety that working on Squid Game was difficult, so he probably wouldn’t rush into a second season without giving it much thought.

What Would Happen in the Squid Game Season 3?

Your guess is just as valid as ours. Only Gi-hun and Cho Sang-woo remain in the tournament at the end of season one. Gi-hun is finally victorious but gives his hand to Sang-woo at the last moment, only for the latter to commit himself.

The Front Man then explains to Gi-hun that the Squid Game is a sort of entertainment for the wealthy, similar to horse racing. The winner, Gi-hun, is then shown being dropped off at an undisclosed location before returning home to meet his mother.

A year later, Gi-hun is sitting on a beach when he receives a rose in the form of a black, pink ribbon-wrapped parcel with the words: ‘December 24. 11:30 p.m. 7th story of a skyscraper. Inside, from your gganbu’. Player 001 is thought to be gganbu, whom Gi-hun believes he killed in the Games. So, does this imply Gi-hun will have a Squid Game Season 2? Perhaps.

Final Thoughts

Because a second season has not yet been written, it is reasonable to presume that a second trailer does not exist. Meanwhile, you can view the first season trailer at the top of this page.