What we know about ‘Squid Game’ 2 so far

The Netflix thriller will put season 1’s survivors through the ringer again

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Henrietta Taylor
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‘Red light… Green light!’ Yes, the wildly successful South Korean thriller is flying back onto our screens, and boy are we ready. When we last saw Gi-hun, played by Emmy award-winning actor Lee Jung-jae, he’d dyed his hair Ronald McDonald red and had decided against boarding a flight to find his family in the States in favour of an uncertain, and probably perilous, future. It’s safe to assume that Gi-hun isn’t taking his winnings to a peaceful private island any time soon. 

Netflix has teased season 2 with a few snippets of info and a new trailer of sorts. Alongside Jung-jae, it confirms that much of the surviving cast is set to return, including Wi Ha-jun, Lee Byung-hun as Front Man and Gong Yoo as The Salesman respectively. 

The second season’s plot info remains closely guarded, but if season 1 is anything to go by we’re in for violence – the sudden, lethal kind – wild plot-twists and a heap of heartbreak.

It follows Squid-news of a different stripe, because Netflix has recently released the first teaser-trailer for its reality game show spinoff, Squid Game: The Challenge. Inspired by Squid Game, it will pit 456 contestants against each other in a series of trials and games for a $4.56 million prize.

Reports of rigged results and inhumane conditions have whipped up some controversy around the show, so of course, everyone’s planning on watching it. Here’s hoping that it’s not quite as cut-throat as the drama when it lands later in 2023.

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