Hwang Dong-hyuk, the designer of “Squid Game”, teases a season 2 update coming shortly. When Season 1 of Netflix’s Korean drama series about a bunch of down-on-their-luck strangers being dragged into a mystery and deadly series of games premiered in late 2021, it was a major smash for the streaming service.
The success of “Squid Game” season 1 has left many fans wondering if and when a second season will be produced. In January, Netflix revealed that the program will be renewed for a second season, which relieved some fan anxiety. The only question now is when the second season will be available on Netflix.
When Dong-hyuk walked on the red carpet with his cast before Sunday night’s Critics Choice Awards, it wasn’t quite an announcement of a release date for “Squid Game“ season 2, but he did have something to say about the show’s future. When asked about the situation of season 2 by ET, Dong-hyuk responded:
“I’m working on it. We will announce it soon so just wait.” He also spoke to the pressure of following up such a massive hit as Squid Game season 1, saying “Season 1 was like kind of the best in the history of Netflix. It’s such pressure for me you know and I’d like to please people with waiting for the season 2.”
Naturally, Dong-hyuk gave no hints as to what Squid Game season 2 would entail in terms of plot. Season 1 ended with Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), the show’s protagonist, winning the titular “Squid Game” and being released to the world with his financial reward. Even after such a seemingly good resolution, Gi-erstwhile hun’s “Squid Game” ally Oh Il-nam (O Yeong-su) suddenly revealed himself to be the game’s actual inventor, adding to the mystery. Things ended on a cliffhanger, with Gi-hun seemingly eager to return to the game despite his freedom to fly away and reconcile with his daughter.
It’s unclear how Gi-story hun’s will play out in “Squid Game” season 2, but Jung-jae has already hinted that his character will return to the arena. Given how devoted Squid Game fans are, it’s understandable that they’re looking forward to Gi-comeback hun’s in season 2. But it’s also simple to see why Dong-hyuk wouldn’t want to rush the second season, knowing how high the stakes are and wanting to give them the finest program possible. Now it appears that a “Squid Game” season 2 update is on the way, however it’s unlikely that this update will reveal many precise plot information. The announcement of a release date would be the most significant piece of information at this time, so it’s conceivable that’s what’s on the way.