The world of Korean dramas is broad and interesting, and it’s become much more popular recently as a result of films like 2019’s “Parasite” and 2020’s “Minari,” as well as Netflix’s 2020 zombie horror “Kingdom.”
Netflix has swiftly become the streaming service of choice in the United States for people looking to find more thrilling, tragic K-dramas. And “Squid Game” or “Ojingeo Geim” has been one of the most popular Netflix series since its September 17 launch, rising to No. 1 in South Korea and No. 2 globally. In general, Korean shows like this don’t last more than one season: they convey the entire tale from beginning to conclusion.
And it looks that this is what occurred in the first season of “Squid Game.” The series, on the other hand, has all the makings of a global blockbuster hit. It has gotten a lot of favourable response. The show now has a Tomatometer score of 100 percent and an Audience Score of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, which isn’t bad at all.
When will Squid Game Season 2 release?
So yet, no renewal for “Squid Game” has been announced by Netflix, which is not unusual. Netflix’s ratings and renewal procedure isn’t exactly clear, but it would be rare for the streaming giant to give a second season a green light so soon after the first.
However, in order to boost subscriptions, the streamer has made significant financial and infrastructural investments in the South Korean market over the last several years. This includes the establishment of two new industrial facilities. So, allowing a second season may be a wise decision to maintain that momentum.
If “Squid Game” is revived, a new season should not take as long as the last one. Director Hwang Dong-hyuk told Korean news outlet YTN that he first got the idea for the show in 2008, thus it took more than 10 years to complete. Netflix initially announced the series, then known as “Round Six,” in 2019.
A two-year turnaround is more acceptable, especially given the lengthier production durations associated with K-dramas (via Business World). Fans may have to wait a few more years for more “Squid Game,” even if Netflix orders Season 2 in the near future.
Who will be casting for Squid Game Season 2?
It’s unknown if anyone will return because the show hasn’t been renewed by Netflix. And because the majority of the 456 individuals who played in this season’s Squid Game are deceased, they are unlikely to return even if the program does return to the airways. Seong Gi-hun (Jung-jae Lee) is one of the few survivors. He might return depending on the plot of “Squid Game” Season 2.
Gong Yoo (“Train to Busan,” “Coffee Prince”) had a high-profile appearance as the man who recruits Gi-hun into the game in “Squid Game.” That guy is still alive and presumably continues recruiting people to suffer horrifying deaths in the game, so he might return for a sequel as well. Some fans were dissatisfied with his villain role’s insignificance (via Twitter), but having him appear in a second season may please them.
— ryo (@D0HYUNSOO) September 17, 2021
Police officer Joon-ho (Wi Ha-joon), whose death appeared more unclear than many others in the program, is another possible returner. In fact, if it turns out that his brother In-ho (Lee Byung-hun) did not murder him, he might drive the action in the sequel. Similarly, In-ho might emerge as the Front Man.
What to expect from the plotline for Squid Game Season 2?
In “Squid Game,” desperate individuals compete in a gruesome tournament modeled on traditional Korean children’s games for a $40 million prize. Games to the death aren’t a new concept, but they’re done with some unique twists and a lot of brutality in this case. While it did complete the story, the series concluded with Gun-hi learning something that spurs him back into action. Based on the “Squid Game” discoveries thus far, a second season may go in a variety of directions. Director Hwang might opt to focus on Gi-mission hun’s to discover and stop the Squid Games, which is hinted to in this finale.
He might delve into some of the world’s other facets, such as In-beginnings ho’s as the warder of the games. Alternatively, the show may use completely other music. Since the series has proven that comparable tournaments take place all over the world, it may opt to feature a different game in a different nation and bring its topic of criticizing current capitalism to a different setting to explore fresh insights. If it accomplishes this, it won’t need to link with the first season in any meaningful manner.
It is possible to employ an entirely different cast. And, if additional characters are created, they may team up with Gun-hi in future seasons to bring the Squid Games to an end. The future of “Squid Game” is unknown until Netflix grants that all-important renewal.