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Squid Game Season 2
Ben Borthwick by on Aug 15, 2022

Squid Game Season 2 fresh details teased by series creator

Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has been teasing fans about what they can expect from the show’s Season 2.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Dong-hyuk was asked about the themes of the second season, and if they’d been affected by the response to the highly successful first run.

“I’ve seen many reactions from people about the show,” he said. “But I don’t want to make season two as a response to those reactions. The philosophies I put in season one all naturally extend to season two.”

He then gave some further information on how the series hero may have changed since his experiences the last time around.

“I can’t share any details yet, but you know that Seong Gi-hun has become a totally new person by the end of season one,” he says. “So season two is going to be about what that new Gi-hun is going to do and how things will unfold with this new kind of character.”

Squid Game Season 2 – predicted release date

Netflix officially announced that Squid Game would return for Series 2 back in June. At the time, it released a statement from the show’s creator – Hwang Dong-hyuk who was also the writer and executive producer.

“It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. 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.”

“And now, Gi-hun returns. The Front Man returns. Season 2 is coming. The man in the suit with ddakji might be back. You’ll also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su. Join us once more for a whole new round.”

The statement didn’t give much away about when we can expect to see Season 2. However, in an interview with Vanity Fair back in May, Hwang predicted the new series could be out by the end of 2023 or 2024. This would line up with the two years it took to film the first season.

Luckily, given Netflix has already agreed to said second season, Hwang doesn’t have to spend 10 years shopping around the idea.

Squid Game Season 2 – Netflix Reality Show

Before then, however, Netflix has confirmed it’s producing a reality game show based on the series. Back in June, the streamer put out a casting call for Squid Game: The Challenge.

It’ll involve 456 players competing for a prize pool of $4.56 million USD. While specifics are being saved, the company teased it’ll feature “a series of games inspired by the show”.

Thankfully, these games won’t have the whole death part, but “strategy, alliances and character” will be crucial to players’ success.

Squid Game: The Challenge doesn’t have a release date just yet. However, the casting page reveals that filming will take place over four weeks in what’s currently anticipated to be early 2023.

Therefore, presumably, the show will drop on the service either late 2023 or early 2024. Perhaps it’ll be around the same time as Squid Game Season 2 – we’ll keep you in the loop should we hear more.

What we’d love to see in Squid Game Season 2

Where do we begin – we promise no spoilers.

First of all, we’d obviously like to see more games. The list here is endless – so here are some Korean games that could well make an appearance.

Top spinning

Here a player spins a wooden top with a stick to make it spin. It’s popular in winter, and so could make a fun game for Squid Game twist.

Tuho

Popular with the upper class, Tuho plays a bit like horsehoes, where players have to throw arrows into the top of a narrow-necked wooden jar.

Sounds like it could be very difficult if you’re under pressure -perfect for Squid Game!

Neolttwigi

This is Korean for seesaw – and would be perfect for Squid Game. Here, partners stand on each side and the aim is to launch the other side into the air.

We cant totally see this working!

Yeonnalligi 

This refers to kite flying – which could make for an incredibly visual game. It’s not hard to imagine hundreds of kites flying – visceral, panning shots, and vibrant colours. The question is how they could give it a deadly twist?

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