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Everything We Know About Squid Game Season 2

Netflix's demented spin on the battle royale genre has room for a second season.

To put it mildly, Netflix's Korean battle royale drama, Squid Game, is a blood bath for the ages. The series starring Lee Jung-jae has become an instant hit on the streaming service following its late September release. The nine episodes follow a man named Gi-hun who gets pulled into a game that pays a handsome reward of $38 million dollars for its winner. The only catch is that if you don't win, you die. And with 456 competitors, the odds are definitely not in your favor (sorry, Hunger Games).

Speaking of the Hunger Games though, these battle royale-type stories often punctuate themselves. When (spoiler) 455 people die, that leaves the cast list a bit bare for a second season, but Netflix does list Squid Game as a seasonal series, not a limited one, which means that a second season could absolutely be on the horizon. Let's discuss that.

Will Squid Game Have a Season Two?

Because the series is so new, Netflix (predictably) has not made any announcement of a second season. That said, the series has skyrocketed to the streamer's top 10 list, meaning that Netflix is likely eyeing another installment. Pair that with Netflix's recent investment in more Korean dramas, Squid Game will probably see a second season, though, as we noted before, the cast is going to have to look wildly different considering that everyone is dead.

What Would Squid Game Season Two Be About?

In the final episode, we say Gi-hun trying to stop another man from entering the game, taking the card from him and calling the game-makers to question why they're doing this to vulnerable people. That alone seems to indicate that a second season could be about Gi-hun's desire to stop the games once and for all. In a darker twist, it could also indicate, with Gi-hun reaching out, that he gets pulled into a second set of games. Given how gory the first season was, it wouldn't be too shocking to see Gi-hun subjected to the brutality again. Lee Jung-jae's character is also the only main character to survive the series, so if the series wants continuity, it needs Lee's return in some capacity.


Just Out of Curiosity, What Game Do You Think You'd Be Best At?

So glad you asked. I would absolutely destroy my competitors at marbles, but I would likely die playing Red Light, Green Light, so this point is moot.

Keep checking back for more information on Squid Game season two. This will be updated as new information is released.


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Justin Kirkland
Justin Kirkland is a writer for Esquire, where he focuses on entertainment, television, and pop culture. Prior to Esquire, his work appeared in Entertainment Weekly, Hollywood Reporter, and USA Today. He is from East Tennessee and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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