Squid Game, the groundbreaking Korean survival thriller series is all set to return for Season 2. Created by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the show’s first season which arrived in 2021 was an instant hit. Speculation around the next installation getting greenlit has been doing the rounds for a while and now, details from the upcoming chapter are out.
Dong-hyuk has unveiled the first teaser of Squid Game Season 2. In a letter, he has also revealed details about the show’s returning characters. The letter reads – 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.”
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— Netflix (@netflix) June 12, 2022
Among the confirmed returning characters are Lee Jung-jae’s Gi-hun and the Front Man. The most exciting bit of the announcement is a hint that Gong Yoo’s mysterious, Ddakji-playing character will also make a comeback.
Squid Game ended on quite a gritty note with a majority of its characters failing to survive the deadly games. While the body count was high, Gi-hun’s return is inevitable. In the final moments of the show, we see him with his hair dyed red, set to visit his daughter dele in the US only to turn back.
The first season of Squid Game featured Park Hae-soo, Hung Ho-Yeon, Wi Ha-joon among others. The series broke viewership records and went on to bag several awards.