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Netflix's Squid Game Season 2 - New faces, fresh blood, and deadly stakes | What to expect based on the first-look?

The most-watched show of all time - Squid Game returns with some new games, new players, new mysteries, and more

Netflix's Squid Game Season 2 - New faces, fresh blood, and deadly stakes | What to expect based on the first-look?

Squid Game Season 2

Last Updated: 11.44 PM, Feb 01, 2024


Debuted in 2021, Squid Game ignited a global phenomenon for Netflix, amassing a record-breaking viewership in mere days. This wasn't a surprise, however. For the past decade, South Korea's entertainment industry has captivated international audiences with its intriguing narratives, exceptional acting, stunning cinematography, and innovative VFX. From heart-pounding action, tragic human stories to breathtaking revenge plots, K-dramas have become the new must-watch, fueled not only by the global K-pop wave but also by their own inherent brilliance.

What to expect from Squid Game Season 2?

The first-look introduces all the new faces, and their actions. With vengeance in his mind, Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) hunts down the masterminds behind the deadly Squid Game. But a chilling truth is hidden behind it. The show's most mysterious villain - Oh Il-nam (O Yeong-su) was killed in Season 1 before his true role could be revealed. Season 2 holds the key to unlocking this mystery, accompanied by a classic storytelling device to revive the antagonist and unveil a shocking connection to the deadly game's dark legacy.

How did the first-look tease?

The video clip shows Gi-hun talking to someone over the phone and threatening, “I will find you. No matter what it takes.” This teases that the game is far from over in the first official footage from Season 2. Netflix confirmed that the new season will arrive soon this year, although this is not the first time the streaming giant has announced about the release.

Squid Game's Netflix triumph

Squid Game has garnered a whopping 16.5 billion hours of viewership on Netflix, which made it the most-watched show of all time. Now it's returning for a second season. The critically acclaimed series, which garnered 14 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and took home six wins in 2023, has assembled an all-star cast for its next chapter.

Squid Game Season 2 star-cast

Get ready to see Gong Yoo once again, and new faces - Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-hun, Yim Si-wan, Kang Ha-neul, Park Gyu-young, Park Sung-hoon, Jo Yu-ri, Wi Ha-jun, Yang Dong-geun, Kang Ae-sim, Lee David, and Lee Jin-uk, who bringing the drama to life. Although the exact release date is still under wraps, it promises another round of suspenseful games and heart-wrenching moments, the first glimpses of Season 2 are here to pique your curiosity.

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