Starring Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-jun, Squid Game sees hundreds of people compete in a children's game with the chance to win a $40m prize. Sounds harmless, right? Er, wrong - participants soon discover that the stakes are far higher (and more violent) than they realised.
It's not one for the faint-hearted and the brutality is pretty full on, but the k-drama seems to be what everyone is talking about right now. So, will there be a season 2 of Squid Game? Here's what you need to know.
What would happen in Squid Game season 2?
Directoy Hwang Dong-hyuk said in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he's had some ideas for a follow-up. "There are some other stories in the series that have not been addressed," he commented.
"For example, the story of the police officer and the story of his brother, The Front Man. I could also go into the story of that recruiter in the suit who plays the game of ddakji with Gi-hun and gives him the card in the first episode. I’ll just say there are a lot of possibilities out there for season 2 storylines"
We're here forit.
Has Squid Game season 2 been announced?
Sadly not, and the director also recently admitted he wasn't in a hurry to develop another season - especially considering he first started writing Squid Game all the way back in 2008.
"I don’t have well developed plans for Squid Game 2," he told Variety. "It is quite tiring just thinking about it. But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I’d consider using a writers’ room and would want multiple experienced directors."
Who would star in Squid Game 2?
As the majority of Squid Game's players died during the first season, including Kang Sae-byeok (Jung Ho-yeon) and the secret mastermind Oh Il-nam, only Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) remains.
This suggests season 2 would require a whole new cast. Producers would then have to decide whether it's a case of choosing a different set of characters to enter the same game, or developing the game to include a whole different set of dangerous tricks. Or, as some fans think, could it involve Gi-hun trying to shut the game down all together?
What happens at the end of Squid Game season 1?
The nine-episode series follows the deadly game and its participants, to see who eventually wins the money to take home. Divorced dad Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) wins the game after childhood BFF-turned-enemy Cho Sang-woo (Park Hae-soo) sacrifices himself.
Gi-hun refuses to spend the prize money for over a year, before eventually learning the old man he betrayed over the course of the game, Oh Il-nam (Oh Young-soo), was secretly the mastermind behind it all.
After Oh Il-nam dies, Gi-hun discovers that the game is actually still on, running into the Salesman (Gong Yoo) recruiting new players. Gi-hun vows to stop the game once and for all, which *does* leave an obvious story line for season 2.
When might Squid Game season 2 be released?
Squid Game was first announced in 2019, with production taking two years to complete and later dropping in September 2021. So even with the most optimistic timeline, Season 2 probably wouldn't arrive until late 2023, and that's assuming it's confirmed in the coming weeks. Eek.
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