Warning: This article may contain spoilers for season 1.
Unless you’ve been isolating yourself from the world last year, you’ve probably got used to the hype behind Netflix’s Korean hit, Squid Game. The gripping tv series broke records and became the streaming platform’s most high-ranking and talked about show of all time. Even surpassing Money Heist.
Even the first episode managed to deliver some twisted storylines, with high and lows rollercoaster of emotions for us viewers at home. The series centred around multiple unsolved mysteries, including the infamous figura behind that phone call. Not to mention the assassinated of each fan-favourite character. So it was only inevitable that fans were more demanding of a second season than intrigued.
On June 12th, Netflix dropped the very first teaser for the series’ second season. The show’s creator, Hwang Dong-Hyuk just signed a pretty big deal with the streaming platform, ushering the new game ready to be played. Below, Glitz by Beauty Insider unveiled some of the hidden messages for Squid Game Season 2!
What Will Happen In Season 2?
Hwang has announced that the male lead Seong Gi-hun, as well as the villainous masked adversary the Front Man, will return in season 2. He also revealed the arrival of a new persona, Young-hee’s lover. As we have seen in the previous season, Seong Gi-hun (played by Lee Jung-jae) won the game and walked away with a large sum of money.
We also watched the senseless deaths of several individuals, including, but not limited to, Kang Sae-byeok (played by Jung Ho-yeon as number 067) and Abdul Ali (number 199 played by Anupam Tripathi). Deeply affected and determined to revenge their murders, Seong Gi-hun sets out to find and uncover those responsible for the brutal game.
At the end of the show, he reaches a number given to some other individual who was drawn into the game by a recruiter. The second season will reveal who is the person on the other end of that line. In addition, Hwang discussed the prospect of diving into the Masked Frontman and the involvement of the police in the games in the second season with The Times. The second season will most likely see if Hwang Jun-ho (played by Wi Ha-Joon), the policeman and brother of the Masked Frontman, lives after being shot by the gamemaker in the second to final episode of season one.
When Will The Series Be Released?
Unfortunately, no specific date is announced just yet. But it is good to know that the season 2 of Squid Game is officially in the works. According to Hwang, fresh episodes will be released around the end of 2023 or early 2024. It’s a lengthy wait, but we’re confident it will be worthwhile.
Which Character Confirms To Return?
We know that wasn’t the first and the last we’ll see of Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) or The Front Man (Lee Byung-Hun), but there are other players that fans are very positive won’t be returning, such as Cho Sang-woo (Park Hae-soo), Kang Sae-byeok, and Abdul Ali, who were slaughtered at the price of the play.
Having said that, there are fan speculations swirling around regarding if some of the important characters are indeed deceased. Hwang Jun-ho, who was merely shot in the shoulder by his brother prior to falling into the water, had a good chance of surviving. That might imply that actor Wi Ha-Joon will return for season two.
There’s also a little less convincing myth going around that fan favourite character Ali Abdul is very much alive. A handful of fans pointed out on Twitter that because we didn’t (obviously) witness him die, it may indicate he’s still alive.