The green light for the second season of Squid Game has been given. In a letter to fans, the show’s creator confirmed that a whole new round is coming, before tossing out some information about what the next installments might look like.
“It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year,” Hwang began. “But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever. As the writer, director, and producer of Squid Game, a huge shout out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show.”
“The man in the suit with ddakji might be back,” he teased, referencing the mysterious recruiter. And at least one new character has been created: “You’ll also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su.” In the show’s first episode, Young-hee is the haunting doll that leads the deadly game of “Red Light, Green Light”.
Since the premiere of Squid Game, there has been speculation about a second season. The show about characters who are lured into fighting each other via deadly children’s games for a cash prize is in the midst of a historic awards campaign, which could see the show rack up Emmys before its sophomore season.
“Humanity is going to be put to a test through those games once again,” Hwang told of season 2, which he expects could be released by the end of 2023 or 2024. “I want to ask the question, ‘Is true solidarity between humans possible?’” he continued, suggesting that if the characters had joined forces during the competition, “there could have been a possibility that we could have seen more winners.”