You would have had to live under a rock in the second half of 2021 to miss the incredible phenomenon of Squid Game, a Korean series on Netflix. The epic, to-the-death contest of wits captivated everyone’s attention and for some, ultimately made them aware of the excellent Korean content available to subscribers worldwide.
It’s incredible how well-liked the show has gotten, given how close we came to missing it entirely. In a Vanity Fair interview, its developer Hwang Dong-hyuk disclosed that the notion was first turned down. The show’s creator tried to pitch it as a feature film in 2009 but was rejected.
“People were telling me that it’s too unrealistic,” Hwang said.
The proposal was called absurd it seems very close to home to make a movie about how debt and poverty force individuals to make extremely life-threatening decisions when the world is going through a global financial crisis.
Hwang set the script aside and focused on other endeavors such as directing The Crucible, Miss Granny and The Fortress, all of which were critically acclaimed. Thankfully, he didn’t give up on Squid Game and revisited the script in 2018. (According to Radio Times)
“It was a very strange experience because what seemed so unrealistic at the time didn’t feel as unrealistic any more.”
The scary enormous “Red Light, Green Light” dolls that have appeared worldwide and the various recreations of the games that superfans have played are just a few examples of how Squid Game has had a significant cultural impact.
Around Halloween in 2021, the distinctive pink guard uniforms and green competing tracksuits were so well-liked that New York’s schools formally outlawed them. According to Park Hae-soo (Cho Sang-woo, Player 218), he is happy with his work on the program and the influence it had on popular culture via EW:
“The fact that the actors, crew, and staff were all Korean, and we produced a film with a uniquely Korean tale and Korean-centric subject matter.”
“The fact that something we prepared for a long time and showcased to the world in the Korean language and filled with Korean culture, the fact that this was loved by so many around the world and so many people related to it, that was something I’m really proud of.”
Will we eventually learn what happened to Gi-hun after his adventures in the games? Here is all the information you require.
Squid Game Season 2 Release Date
Get your green trackies ready because Squid Game has officially been given the go-ahead for a second season – unsurprising, given its popularity and viewing success. And Hwang Dong-hyuk is ready to go with a season-two outline. He told E! Online
“I have a treatment of a whole season-two episode with new games and new characters. I like it. I think it’s good. It’s better than what I expected.”
On June 12, 2022, Netflix tweeted the wonderful news with a teaser video. Fans demanded the resurrection of some of their favorite characters despite their horrible deἀths to the point of going insane. There was also a lot of more grounded speculation about who would return with some speculating that Wi Ha-joon might do so as Detective Hwang Jun-ho.
We know he dἰed, but as one Twitter user noted, we could not locate a body. Two seasons one alumnus have been confirmed to return by Hwang Dong-hyuk. Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-Jae), our favorite gambler turned survivor, will return for more games and blood.
Recall that the last time we met him, he had succumbed to the temptation and registered for a second round of the squid games. The Front Man, also known as Hwang In-ho will be played once more by Lee Byung-hun. He probably won’t feel too bad about kἰlling his brother Hwang Jun-ho.
Squid Game season two has not yet received an official release date, but it is at least on the road. Nonetheless, we don’t suggest getting very thrilled. Hwang Dong-hyuk discussed the second season’s development saying that the second installment of the gory suspense thriller won’t be on streaming services before the end of 2023 or, more likely, 2024.
As of May 2022, Hwang disclosed that he only had about three pages of ideas that he would magic up into a script, but he has confirmed there will be more games ahead, teasing (According to People)
“Humanity is going to be put to a test through those games once again.”
By July 2022, Hwang revealed that he had a set outline for season two all worked out. When asked if the second season would contain some of the same thematic preoccupations, he told E! Via Hollywood Reporter
“I want to ask the question, ‘Is true solidarity between humans possible?'”
It looks like there could even be a third season of Squid Game already being planned. In December 2021, Hwang told Korean broadcaster KBS:
“I’m in talks with Netflix over season two as well as season three. We will come to a conclusion any time soon.”
But don’t anticipate a timely announcement of the release date. Hwang told:
“It took me six months to write and rewrite the first two episodes. Then I consulted verbally with friends, and picked up clues for improvements through my own pitching and from their responses.”