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Sorry guys, but Squid Game season 2 isn’t coming anytime soon

Squid Game season 2 gets a release date update but it’s not great news (Picture: Netflix)

Squid Game’s creator and director Hwang Dong-hyuk has shared an update on season 2 of the Netflix hit series – but it’s not coming anytime soon.

The South Korean survival drama series, which saw its characters face off in a range of deadly children’s games to compete for a massive cash prize, became an international phenomenon after its release in September 2021.

Ever since then, fans of the show have been waiting with bated breath for any sign that those iconic green and pink tracksuits would be returning to our living rooms once again.

In a new interview, Dong-hyuk revealed that discussions with the streaming giant about the second season are ongoing, while adding: ‘Humanity is going to be put to a test through those games once again.’

Dong-hyuk’s recent comments are the clearest indication yet that he plans to take the story further, as he added: ‘I want to ask the question, “Is true solidarity between humans possible?”‘

The hit series, for which movie veteran Dong-Hyuk struggled to secure funding after it was rejected by several studios for being ‘too unrealistic’, became one of Netflix’s most popular TV shows during the final weeks of lockdown in the UK and US.

Hwang Dong-hyuk chats all things Squid Game season 2 in the latest Vanity Fair (Picture: Vanity Fair)
Squid Game was the most popular show on Netflix ever when it launches last year (Picture: Netflix)

Viewers watched the violence unfold in their droves when the nine-part series first dropped, with more than 100 million Netflix users tuning in during its first 28 days on the streaming platform, smashing previous records.

Reflecting on the ending to the show’s hugely successful first season, Dong-hyuk told Vanity Fair that the characters became ‘so focused on wanting to kill each other off’ that they were ultimately unable to survive as a group.

He continued: ‘If they were capable of talking with one another, of co-operating with one another, I do agree that there could have been a possibility that we could have seen more winners.’

However, when it comes to season two, the outlet noted the creator only has about three pages’ worth of ideas for the script so far, claiming there isn’t much he can reveal about the plot at this stage, but that we can expect the new series in 2023 or 2024.

In the interview, cast member Lee Jung-jae, who portrayed main character Seong Gi-hun, also called his fellow crew a ‘very special group of people to work with’, indicating that he would be more than happy to resume his starring role from season one.

Fans may have to wait a little while longer for more Squid Game, though, with development of season two still at a very early stage, but Dong-hyuk and Jung-jae’s comments will be more than enough to build up anticipation for now.

Squid Game is available to stream on Netflix.


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