Squid Game Season 2: Casting details as Netflix confirm second series with teaser trailer

Popular Netflix Korean drama series, Squid Game, will be returning to the streamer in the near future. Here’s what we know so far.

Squid Game has been confirmed for a second season. Cr: Netflix.
Squid Game has been confirmed for a second season. Cr: Netflix.

A worldwide hit across the globe, Korean drama hit Squid Game will return to the streaming giant for a second season, Netflix and series director Hwang Dong-hyuk has confirmed.

One of the platform’s most watched television series of all time, the dystopian show revolved around characters, all of whom are in deep financial problem, take part in a contest that saw them risk their lives in a series of deadly children’s games in the hope of landing millions of pounds.

Released to little fanfare, the show quickly became a worldwide favourite, with audiences lauding its clever story, intensity and horror of a world where “only money matters.” By the end of 2021, Squid Game amassed a staggering 1.65 billion hours of viewing in its first month, according to reports.

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    And after losing subscribers for the first time in a decade this year, Netflix will be hoping a second dose of the series will bring audiences flooding back to the streamer.

    The show's creator, Hwang Dong-hyuk, had previously confirmed Netflix would be bringing the series back for a second run of episodes during an interview with Vanity Fair in May, but now it appears the return of Seong Gi-hun, or player number 456 if you prefer, is edging closer with Netflix posting a special teaser via their Twitter page.

    Much to fan’s excitement, news about the hit program was revealed via a social media post which feature a closeup of the iconic glowing eye of the chilling doll Young-hee, with a number 2 appearing in the lens.

    Netflix also added a similar post on their Twitter page, which showed eye flashing before a number 2 appeared, alongside a note from Dong-hyuk, which read: “A whole new round is coming.

    "It took 12 whole years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever.

    “As the writer, director and producer of Squid Game, a huge shout out to our fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show.”

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    Dong-Hyuk also shared information about the forthcoming second season of Squid Game on the tweet, noting a number of confirmed returning characters.

    "Gi-hun returns. The Front Man returns. Season 2 is coming. The man in the suit with ddakji might be back” he said, before revealing the introduction of a brand new character, with Dong-Hyuk adding the killer doll, Young-hee's, would welcome her ‘boyfriend’ Cheol-su in the second season of the show.

    When is Squid Game season 2 released on Netflix?

    At the time of writing, no confirmed date has been given by Netflix, only the confirmation that there will be a second season – but let’s hope it is not too long a wait!