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Squid Game season 2 release date speculation, cast, plot, and news

The Squid Game season 2 release date will see Netflix bring back some of the deadliest games ever. Here's what we know about the new season.

Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun in Squid Game

When is the Squid Game season 2 release date? The global phenomenon is coming back for more class commentary, brutal games, and thrills.

As everyone gets desperate in Squid Game, the series gets ruthless and relationships become complicated. Dark, heavy, and creative, Hwang Dong-hyuk created one of the best Netflix series. Season 2 got the green light from Netflix in 2022 and we’ve had exciting announcements since then. Here are all the juicy details.

Squid Game season 2 release date speculation

Good news! Squid Game season 2 will be released in 2024. 

In September 2022, director Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed the release window. We also know that production on Squid Game season 2 begun in Summer 2023 and will last a minimum of ten months before heading into post-production. With this in mind, we estimate that the 2024 estimate will hold.

This news came after Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos teased a franchise plan for the series back in June 2022 during an investor call. So, according to the CEO, season 2 in 2024 is just the beginning. In fact, he believes that: “The Squid Game universe has just begun.”

This doesn’t come as a surprise; Squid Game climbed the Netflix rankings and became a pop-culture sensation, earning its place as one of the streamer’s best TV series.

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Who’s in the Squid Game season 2 cast?

Lee Jung-jae will be back to lead the cast of Squid Game season 2, and a cast announcement video revealed some new actors.

He was the sole survivor from the first game and will return once again, as teased by the show’s last cliffhanger. With him, Lee Byung-hun will return as the Front Man, the mysterious leader of the games. You can see the new cast in the video above. On June 17, 2023, at TUDUM, Netflix also revealed a table read had already taken place.

All that said, characters who didn’t survive the games may still appear in flashbacks. We’ve got our fingers crossed for that, and hopefully, we’ll see our favorite character, Ali Abdul, back with Anupam Tripathi. Fingers crossed. Sadly, one actor from season 1, Jung Ho-yeon, has all but confirmed she won’t be returning for season 2.

You can see an image of the new cast below. We don’t yet know anything about their characters.

Choi Seung-hyun, Lee Jin-uk, Won Ji-an, Park Gyu-young, Kang Ae-sim, Lee David, Jo Yu-ri, Roh Jae-won

Here is the expected Squid Game season 2 cast list:

  • Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun
  • Lee Byung-hun as the Front Man
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Gong Yoo as the salesman
  • Yim Si-wan as TBC
  • Kang Ha-Neul as TBC
  • Park Sung-Hoon as TBC
  • Yang Dong-Geun as TBC
  • Park Gyu-young as TBC
  • Jo Yu-ri as TBC
  • Kang Ae-sim as TBC
  • Lee David as TBC
  • Lee Jin-uk as TBC
  • Choi Seung-hyun as TBC
  • Roh Jae-won as TBC
  • Won Ji-an as TBC

Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun in Squid Game

What will Squid Game season 2 be about?

Squid Game season 2 will pick up where the last season left off, with a new batch of contestants and the mystery of Squid Games still to be solved.

Currently, the specific plot is under wraps. Last we saw Seong Gi-hun, he was turning away from boarding a flight to see his daughter in order to re-enter the game. Where will this all lead? We don’t know, but it’s more than enough to keep us guessing.

Hwang, who wrote and directed every episode of season 1, has also said he is keen to explore the police in his story more and follow them uncovering the mysteries of the titular game and the Front Man at the head of it all.

We could see this expanding in a similar style to the Hunger Games, with numerous games taking place as the franchise expands, and a deeper conspiracy developing with the creators of the games.

Squid Game season 2 release date: the candy game

Is there a Squid Game season 2 trailer?

There’s no trailer for Squid Game season 2 right now, and we probably won’t get one until the first half of 2024.

Since the series won’t be out until 2024, it makes sense that promotional material will be released then, closer to release. Taking that into account, we’d expect a teaser trailer in the first half of the year.

Until then, remind yourself of the game that launched a thousand schoolyard replicas with this clip of Red Light, Green Light.

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Where can I watch Squid Game season 2?

You’ll be able to watch Squid Game season 2 exclusively on Netflix when it releases in 2024.

Netflix also released a (slightly tasteless) reality show based on the series called Squid Game: The Challenge on November 22, 2023. So there’s plenty new on Netflix waiting for you while we countdown to season 2.

Squid Game season 2 release date: O Yeong-Su in Squid Game

How many episodes of Squid Game season 2 will there be?

We expect Squid Game season 2 will have nine episodes, just like season 1.

However, Netflix hasn’t confirmed anything yet. But why mess with a good thing, right? Either way, we’ll keep you posted on!

That’s everything we know about Squid Game season 2. Check out the best Netflix movies for more tantalizing chills from the service, or dive into our guide on the secret Netflix codes that can help you get the best out of the platform.

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