Squid Game follows the story of hundreds of cash-strapped contestants invited to participate in a strange game for children. The mechanics are to survive each stage, as failure to do so will result in immediate death.
The series premiered in 2021, and it instantaneously climbed to the top of Netflix’s chart, earning 1.65 billion hours of views in its first 28 days. The sequel was announced in June, and while the plot remains a mystery, it is known that Lee Jung-jae, who plays the protagonist Gi-hun, will reprise the role.
Squid Game Creator Spills More Details About Sequel
In his interview with Los Angeles Times, Hwang shared more details about the second season. He said that it will follow Gi-hun on his quest to find the culprit behind this deadly game and to prove that we are humans, capable of doing good.
“That is the biggest challenge in season 2. He begins where we left him at the end of the first season. So, the fact that I can’t carry that level of character arc is a huge challenge. Without giving away any spoilers, there is that line that Gi-hun says in the last episode: ‘I’m not a horse, and I’m curious to know who did this to us.’ It’s going to be about that journey and Gi-hun proving we are, indeed, not horses; we are all human. And the fact that we all hold goodness, the essence of humanity, at heart.”
Hwang also mentioned that Gi-hun might go back inside the game. Little is known about the new cast, although, along with Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-hun (The Front Man) and Gong Yoo (The Salesman) are confirmed to return. HoYeon Jung is also expected to return in a new role, the twin sister of Kang Sae-byeok.