“Squid Game” season 2 confirmed

Andrea Alverca, Staff Writer

Spoilers ahead.

“Squid Game” has been Netflix’s hit original show since it came out on Sept. 17, and was No. 1 on “Netflix’s Top 10” for 29 days. “Squid Game” is a Korean survival drama series directed by Hwang Dong-Hyuk.

The series revolves around Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), a divorced father and indebted gambler that lives with his elderly mother. Gi-hun gets a mysterious invitation to participate in a contest where he is one of 456 players, all of whom are equally in deep financial debt. The contestants risk their lives to play a series of deadly children’s games for the chance to win a ₩45.6 billion prize, which is roughly $38 million.

The rest of the “Squid Game” cast are portrayed by Park Hae-soo (Player 218), Wi Ha-joon (Officer Hwang Jun-ho), Jung Ho-yeon (Player 067), O Yeong-su (Player 001), Heo Sung-tae (Player 101), Anupam Tripathi (Player 199) and Kim Joo-ryoung (Player 212). “Train to Busan’s” Gong Yoo also has a cameo in the series as the man who recruits Gi-Hun into the violent contest.

After its raging success for its first season, “Squid Game” has recently been confirmed for a second season; however, director Hwang said it’s too early to give any concrete details.

The first season ended with viewers witnessing Gi-hun running into the Recruiter (Gong Yoo) recruiting another player, which affects his choice in not boarding the plane to America and staying in Korea to keep his promise to shut down the game once and for all. This leads viewers to believe that Lee Jung-jae will come back for the second season. Hae-soo, Yeong-su and Ho-yeon could reprise their respective roles in the form of flashback scenes.

Since the series follows a deathmatch, there is a high possibility that the cast for season two will have new characters. It could also show the backstories of the Front Man (Lee Byung-hun), detective Jun-ho (Wi Ha-joon) and the Recruiter (Gong Yoo). Season one didn’t venture into the unexplained history between the Frontman and Jun-ho, or how the Recruiter was brought into the Game in the first place.
Until further notice, you can stream “Squid Game” now on Netflix.