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Is ‘Squid Game’ season 2 really happening? Here’s what we know so far

Squid Game season 2

If you're part of the small percentage of people who haven't been utterly consumed by the chaos that is Squid Game; congratulations, you've made it out of the hype alive. But for the rest of us who dove head first into what has become the most successful Netflix series of all time, there's no doubt that the prospect of a follow-up season has been keeping us afloat. As it turns out, Netflix and the show's creators have seemingly been hearing our cries, sharing that a Squid Game season 2 is potentially in the works.

Yes, we agree, that isn't the resounding 'it's happening' we were hoping for, but the fact that there is even some conversation around a second season is enough to satisfy us. During a recent interview with The Guardian; Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed that interest in a season 2 was certainly being considered.

“Of course there is talk. That’s inevitable because it’s been such a success. I am considering it. I have a very high-level picture in my mind, but I’m not going to work on it straight away."

What might Hwang be working on first instead, you might ask? A movie, obviously. Continuing the interview by sharing, "There’s a film I really want to make. I’m thinking about which to do first. I’m going to talk to Netflix.” While it's clear that the director and creator is grateful for the show's success; he doesn't want to be boxed in as the Squid Game guy either. But that doesn't mean that all hope is lost – surely we can't be left hanging especially after that final episode?

While we wait in anticipation for Hwang and Netflix to give us the green light, here's what we know so far about Squid Game season 2.

When will Squid Game season 2 potentially be released?

Sure, season 2 hasn't be officially confirmed; but it doesn't mean we can't use our investigative skills to speculate about how long it might take before it appears on our screen. Based on when the first series was announced, which was back in 2019, it means that it took the team around two years to bring Hwang's vision to life. The only thing we can hope for is that now that most of the groundwork has been laid courtesy of season 1, it shouldn't take quite as long to get things rolling.

During a recent interview with YTN, a Korean news outlet, Hwang did say that if he was to work on a second season, he wouldn't do it alone the way he did for season 1. "...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 will star in the upcoming season?

If you haven't quite made it through the first season yet, we'll refrain from sharing any major spoilers. All we will say, is that it would be virtually impossible to reinstate the first season's cast for a sequel. Sure, there could definitely be a few key appearances, but the reality is that the series would have to welcome a major addition of newbies to the screen.

Stay tuned for more details on Squid Game season 2 to come. And if you want a refresher on season 1's key players, get better acquainted with model and Louis Vuitton ambassador HoYeon Jung.

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