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Squid Game Season 2: Cast, Release Date, and Everything to Know

There's a whole new round of games in store

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Tmera Hepburn

Squid Game's domination didn't end after it became Netflix's most-watched series in history. This month, the Korean thriller took home two Primetime Emmy Awards, including Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Lee Jung-jae and Directing for Hwang Dong-hyuk, as well as four more Creative Arts Emmy Awards. With a new season in the works, there are so many questions to be had in anticipation of the new season, like will Seong Gi-hun ever learn how to be a good father? We don't have an answer for that yet, but there are a few things we already know.

Here's everything we know about Squid Game Season 2.

Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game

Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game

Youngkyu Park/Netflix

Latest Squid Game Season 2 News

It took a long time for Squid Game to get officially renewed; the Season 2 pick-up was announced in June 2022, nine months after the series premiered. Along with the show's renewal for a second season, Netflix tweeted a letter from creator Dong-hyuk in which he confirms "a whole new round" of games is in store, plus some some details about Season 2, like who we can expect to see back. Turns out, that terrifying gigantic doll has a "boyfriend," and his name is Cheol-su.

Squid Game Season 2 Release Date

So far, there's no date set for Season 2, although Dong-hyuk told Vanity Fair it could be by the end of 2023 or 2024.

Squid Game Season 2 Cast

There was a lot (and we mean A LOT) of death in Season 1, which makes for a very stripped-down cast going into Season 2. That means lots of new characters will have to be introduced in the future. In the tweet above, Dong-hyuk let us know that the main character, Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), aka Player 456, will return, along with game overseer "The Front Man" (Lee Byung-hun). Plus, "The man in the suit with ddakji might be back." Whatever you do, don't accept his offer to play! 

Where to Watch Squid Game

Season 1 of Squid Game is currently available to stream on Netflix.

Squid Game

1 Season Netflix
A horde of competitors vies against one another in a series of amped-up children's games to earn a cash prize.
69   Metascore
2021 TVMA Drama, Suspense