The South Korean series Squid Game was a colossal success when it was released on Netflix in 2021, registering a record number of views (more than a billion hours of viewing) and generating nearly 40 times the budget that the platform had invested in its creation. Faced with such success, a season 2 was ordered and once again entrusted to director Hwang Dong-hyuk. He slipped a few words on this long-awaited season in an interview with Deadline and his words only heighten the suspense around the casting.
The project for the second season of Squid Game is still in its initial phase, but the director announced the theme: “There will be other great games, that’s all I can say. I’m still brainstorming and gathering ideas for the second season. I haven’t even started writing yet”. For the casting, it may be a little different from that of the first season, since several of the characters are dead. But Hwang Dong-hyuk hinted that he would try to bring some of them back, including Jung Ho-yeon who plays the beloved role of Kang Sae-byeok: “I’ll try to do something to bring them back. [pour] the second season,” he revealed before turning to Jung Ho-yeon stating, “Let’s just say she might have a twin sister, you’ll see.” Jung Ho-yeon replied, “I could change my hair color. Let’s do some plastic surgery.” If this conversation remains on the tone of humor, it announces many twists and feeds certain hopes.
Indeed, season 1 of Squid Game, staging a game of death where 456 people in debt can win millions, created such a craze around the actors that they were propelled onto the international scene. In particular, actors Lee Jung-jae, who plays the role of Seong Gi-hun, and Jung Ho-yeon, who lends his features to Kang Sae-byeok, made an impression. Rising stars in South Korea (in film and modeling respectively), they quickly became icons and Gucci made the 49-year-old actor its ambassador while Louis Vuitton made the 27-year-old actress its muse. international.
For the moment, season 2 of Squid Game maintains the mystery and no release date has yet been announced. It will surely be in 2023.