The Squid Game series premiered on September 17, 2021, and quickly became the most watched series on Netflix, even breaking records worldwide. The success was such that the series became the subject of memes and references all over the internet and different social networks, as well as a great inspiration for Halloween costumes last October.
From the beginning it was known that Squid Game would have a second season, but it was a few days ago when Netflix officially confirmed that they had given the “green light” to a new installment of the story. Recently, Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator of Squid Game, anticipated some of the details of this second season, one of the most striking is the fact that Hwang completely wrote and directed the first season, but the second one has many more people working on the narrative and creative aspects of the production.
Another relevant detail is the presence of Seong Gi-hun, played by Lee Jung-jae and The Leader, played by Lee Byung-hun as part of the cast of this new season. This, as viewers can lead us to think of two possibilities, does Gi-hun have in mind to challenge the whole organization behind the Squid Game or will he finally fall back into their hands and join them? For months social networks have been filled with theories about it, because those who remember clearly the end of the first season, will remember that those little details without closing make doubt the future of the protagonist.
Of course, it has also been confirmed that the new season will have a new game, always following that macabre child aesthetic, and with a renewed cast, although Hwan said that some of the previous players could appear in the protagonist’s dreams.
Although they have already released a teaser about the second season, and a video with just a few seconds where the most sinister character of the first season appears, the doll that sang “red light, green light“, singing again the same song while her eye lights up. This doll has become the icon of the series, and it is rumored that in this season she might have a male companion.
Hwan also said that there was a 50% chance that this would be the last season and a 50% chance that it wouldn’t be. It all depended on the ratings, just like the first season. And while we don’t have a date yet for the premiere of Squid Game Season 2, the creator has predicted the release for late 2023 or early 2024.