Netflix has released a teaser for Season 2 of “Squid Game,” as well as a message from creator, writer, director, and executive producer Hwang Dong-Hyuk revealing which characters will return.
The message is followed by a quick animation of the large mechanical doll that stars significantly in the “Squid Game” pilot. “Red light… GREENLIGHT!” reads the message, which is accompanied by a quick animation of the massive animatronic doll that stars heavily in the “Squid Game” pilot.
Hwang says, “The man in the suit with ddakji might be back,” before revealing that Young-boyfriend hee will be introduced. Young-hee is a gigantic killer mechanical doll that demonstrates the game’s lethality to onlookers.
“Join us for a whole new round,” the announcement reads.
A second season of “Squid Game” was practically a foregone conclusion after the Korean series’ remarkable success on Netflix. With 1.65 billion hours of viewing in the first four weeks of its release last fall, the first season was by far the most popular TV show on Netflix.
Following Hwang’s hint at a second season in the weeks after the show’s popularity, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos confirmed in January that more episodes were on the way.
Hwang has already hinted at the possibility of a sequel, implying that episodes will most likely broadcast at the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024.
Meanwhile, “Squid Game” has established itself as a serious contender for the top prize. Following a slew of nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, including wins for Lee Jung-jae and HoYeon Jung in their respective gendered categories for outstanding performances in a drama series, Netflix is sponsoring an FYC campaign during Emmy season. The nominations will be announced on July 12th.