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Netflix teases Squid Game Season 2 with an expanded star cast and intriguing plot twists; here's all you need to know

Lee Jung-jae returns with a red-haired twist in Squid Game Season 2.

Netflix teases Squid Game Season 2 with an expanded star cast and intriguing plot twists; here's all you need to know
A still from Squid Game Season 2

Last Updated: 09.34 AM, Feb 06, 2024


Despite its popularity, the second season of Squid Game, a Korean series on Netflix, remains shrouded in mystery. However, it has verified the growth of a stellar Korean ensemble. Returning for their roles as protagonist and adversary, respectively, in the second season of the brutal elimination game are Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-hun, Wi Ha-jun, and Gong Yoo.

Returning cast and new developments

As per Variety, Netflix recently announced that the new story will follow Gi-hun as he abandons his plans to go to the US and starts a chase with a motive. Season 2 images from earlier in the year showed Lee's Gi-hyun with beetroot red hair dye.

Hwang Dong-hyuk, who became the first Asian to win outstanding directing for a drama series at the Primetime Emmys, is now scheduled to helm, write, and produce the project through Firstman Studio, according to the company.

Introduction of new cast members

A new cast has been announced, featuring actors such as Yim Si-wan (The Attorney, Emergency Declaration), Kang Ha-neul (Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet), Park Gyu-young (Attack the Gas Station), Lee Jin-uk, Park Sung-hoon, Yang Dong-geun, Kang Ae-sim (Kim Ji-young: Born 1982), Lee David (The Terror Live), Choi Seung-hyun, Roh Jae-won, Jo Yuri, and Won Ji.

When asked when viewers may expect to be able to watch Squid Game Season 2, the streamer has been frustratingly unclear. Its recent announcement of a massive slate of new Korean films, TV shows, and reality shows included the phrase "sometime in 2024," which it repeated.

Success and impact of Squid Game Season 1

In 2021, Dong-hyuk's Squid Game premiered its first season, which included nine episodes. With fourteen nominations and six wins, the drama about a fatal fight among impoverished competitors to earn KRW45.6 billion became Netflix's all-time mega-hit. The series became the first non-English-language series nominated for best drama series at the Emmys.

Last month, during a conference call with financial analysts, the co-chief of Netflix revealed that the Squid Game universe is just beginning. A future video game and an unscripted competition series called Squid Game: The Challenge are already part of the Squid Game canon.

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