If you’re looking for a show that is absolutely horrifying in its concept, you probably found great success with Netflix’s Squid Game, a K-drama that follows a bunch of people in desperate need of money who decide to enter a game in which they play children’s games…to the death, for a chance at roughly $38 million. It’s like The Hunger Games but set in the normal world instead of a dystopian situation, with adults instead of teenagers, and the game has a whopping 456 contestants. Wild (and depressing).
The show spent a LOT of weeks in the top spot on Netflix, which means lots of fans have been dying to know whether there will be a second season. Here’s what we know about whether we should expect any more episodes of this murderous show. (There are spoilers ahead, btw.)
Has Netflix confirmed a second season yet?
Actually, yes! And it’s officially official—like, the top dogs at Netflix have given it the go-ahead. According to Variety, when asked if there would be a second season of the hit show during an earnings call this week, Ted Sarandos, co-CEO and chief content officer at Netflix, said, “Absolutely. The Squid Game universe has just begun.” Eek!
These comments only solidify what the creator of the show, Hwang Dong-hyuk, said in the fall about a second season happening. “So, there’s been so much pressure, so much demand, and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice,” Hwang Dong-hyuk said to the Associated Press. “But I will say there will indeed be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently. But I do think it’s too early to say when and how that’s going to happen.”
Before their big for your consideration event on June 12, Netflix released a teaser for season two that includes a very familiar face for fans.
Along with the video, Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator, director, and writer, of the series, also posted a letter that gives us some clues as to what to expect. Of course, some well-known characters will be back. But he also surprised us all when he noted that we'll be "introduced to Young-hee's boyfriend, Cheol-su."
This is not surprising news, TBH. The show did incredibly well on Netflix. Like, it’s the most popular show in Netflix history. There aren’t a lot of Netflix shows that are that popular and get canceled after one season. A date for season 2 is still TBD at the moment.
Which cast members would return for a second season?
Well, the vast majority of the main characters are dead…so maybe no one? It’s hard to say!
In his letter, creator Hwang Don-hyuk did confirm that The Front Man and Gi-hun will absolutely be back. He also hinted that there might be another appearance by Gong Yoo who cameoed in season 1. So don't be surprised if some others also surprisingly come back.
Do we know literally anything about season 2?
Like, no, but we’ll update this post as soon as any information becomes available.