‘The Squid Game: release date, who returns and who does not, new deadly games and everything we know about season 2


The second installment of Netflix’s most successful series is already a 100% official reality on the streaming platform. Do you want to know all the details about the new episodes that we know to date?

At first it seemed that the creator of the greatest television phenomenon of all time would resist continuing to exploit his creation, but in the end it did not take long for the second season of The Squid Game started to be a reality on Netflix. However, it has now been the streaming platform has officially given the green light to the production of a new installment of the unforgettable series and he has done it through a small ‘teaser’ that manages to make our hair stand on end a little bit.

The trailer features Young-hee doll’s withering eyes that we all remember from the first season and the Red Lux/Green Light game, as well as the unforgettable symbols that represented the most infamous and deadly game ever seen on screen. Also, the announcement by Netflix comes accompanied by a declaration of intent of the creator of the series Hwang Dong-Hyuk, who reveals Until now unknown details about his plans for this new stage and that include, eye to the data, the entry on the scene of another lethal doll.

Although it took 12 years to release ‘The Squid Game’, it only took 12 days to become the most popular Netflix series in history

This is how Hwang Dong-Huyk’s message shared by Netflix on Twitter begins, in which he also takes the opportunity to thank all the support for the fans and offers some interesting details. Some of them, like the return of Gi-hun and The Leader, we already knew about, while others, like the entrance of Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-suor the possible return of the man dressed in ddakji, are a novelty.

However, before the official order of the second season, both the creator of the series and Netflix had given us some details about their future plans. Take note below everything we know about season 2 of the squid game.

When does season 2 of ‘The Squid Game’ premiere?

Although he was a little hesitant about it at first, the interest from the big N’s streaming platform and the great reception from the fans led Hwang Dong-Huyk to rethink his future plans for the squid game. At the moment it is too early to talk about an even approximate release date, but not long ago the filmmaker was encouraged to talk about specific years in an interview with Vanity Fair.

As explained then, was giving the green light to some of the ideas that had been recovering and finishing negotiating with Netflix -a negotiation that has ended in the green light for the second season that has just been confirmed- and that His estimate was to be able to release new episodes in 2023 or 2024.

Who returns and who does not in season 2 of ‘The Squid Game’?

Two comebacks have been confirmed so far: Lee Jung-jae’s as Gi-hun and Lee Byung-hun’s as Leader.

The chances of other cast members returning, considering Gi-hun was the sole survivor, are slim. But we will always have the ‘flashbacks’ or other resources that the team could use to provide viewers with a pleasant surprise.

In fact, there have already been several actors who have been interested in returning in season 2 of the squid game if this were possible.

What to expect from season 2 of ‘The Squid Game’?

Another thing Hwang said to Vanity Fair last May about season 2 is that “mankind will be tested once again” and that its objective would be to answer this question: “Is true solidarity between humans possible?”.

At the moment, the details about the plot of the episodes are scarce, but, if we take into account that Gi-hun returns in this new stage, it seems safe to think that the story of season 2 will continue the events that starred in the first. Gi-hun, winner and only survivor of the games, was about to catch a flight to see his daughter when, after having received a call inviting him to join the organization, he got up furious and left the airport apparently determined to finish with the games.

‘The Squid Game’, one step closer to season 2, sets its goal

However, Hwang has promised that there will be more deadly games in season 2, so we can count on them happening again.

The story, although unknown, has been brewing in the head of the South Korean filmmaker for some time: “I have the basic story in my head,” he assured a few months ago to Entertainment Weekly. “I’m currently in the process of brainstorming the details… In the first season, Gi-hun is a character whose humanity is shown or exposed in certain situations. In other words, his humanity is shown in a certain way. very passive way. But I think In the second season, everything you’ve learned from the games and your experience in the first season will be put to use in a more active way.”

“At the same time, as for El Lider, who was also a previous winner, he is like Darth Vader,” he explained about the second character whose presence is guaranteed. “Some end up as Jedi and some become Darth Vader, right? I think maybe Gi-hun goes through a certain critical point where he’s also tested.”

More deadly games

Last March, Hwang also assured in statements to dead line that the new installment would again host survival games, impossible, deadly and very different from the children’s games in which it finds its inspiration:

“There will be more great games, that’s all I can say”, assured. Neither then nor now is it going to spoil the experience of discovering them for ourselves, but at least we do know that one of them involves another giant doll: Cheol-su.

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