From Squid Game Halloween costumes, to cafes featuring Squid Game challenges like Brown Butter Café, and pop-ups of giant dolls across the globe…the world went wild for this hit Korean series.
The South Korean show Squid Game became the most watched show globally on Netflix back in October. After being released on September 17, it racked in 142 million views in just 11 days and is now estimated to be worth $900 million.
It was also revealed that the show was 12 years in the making, a long time coming after Hwang Dong-hyuk, Squid Game‘s creator, first had the idea. Season one ended on a knife edge, with viewers desperate for more red light, green light action.
Thankfully the wait between the two seasons won’t be nearly as long. On June 12, Netflix tweeted a video confirming that the hit series would be back on our screens soon.
Alongside the video came a message from Hwang Dong-hyuk, telling us about the return of two key characters: Gi-Hun and The Front Man. Now, (*Spoiler alert*) this may not come as too much of a surprise, given that the pair were just about the only two characters left at the end of season one. Still, it builds the excitement for the next round of games, and is followed by some clues as to who else may appear in the show.
Young-hee, the striking doll that zaps losers in redlight-greenlight looks set to have a partner in crime introduced, which is pretty much guaranteed to spell bad news for the contestants taking part in the new season.
When is Squid Game season 2 being released?
As of now, there is no confirmed release date for Squid Game season two. Meanwhile, production has yet to begin. However, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk hinted that it come be out by the end of 2023 or early 2024 in a previous interview. Like everyone else, we’ll wait with bated breath (but not for 12 years) about an exact release date, and update you when the news comes!
Edited by Jack Saddler & Megan Zara Walsh.