Currently standing at a near-perfect critic score of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and having been nominated for numerous awards, including the Bingeworthy Show of the Year Award in the 2021 People’s Choice Awards, it certainly did not come as a surprise that this drama-filled series was (unofficially) renewed for a second season despite the show only originally being ordered for one.
Now that millions of fans all over the world know for a fact that Squid Game season 2 is on the way, they have been patiently wondering whether that sophomore season will come to their screens by the next year or if they’ll have to wait an entire year for a new season. Which will it be? We tell you everything we know so far here.
Will Squid Game season 2 release in 2022?
As of today, a season 2 release date has yet to be announced, but the show’s creator Hwang Dong-hyuk did confirm that he is currently in the process of mapping the second season out, which did leave us a little optimistic for a 2022 release date.
In an interview with Associated Press Entertainment, Dong-hyuk stated:
There’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you [fans] leave us no choice! But I will say there will indeed be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently.
However, with the show being as monumental as it is today, it is more than likely that season 2 won’t be in our hands in the earlier half of 2022 due to the creator having reservations about producing his masterpiece at a rushed pace.
Hwang Dong-hyuk was firm in stating that he is being extremely intentional with Squid Game season 2’s creative process, only calling upon the best of the best to produce the new season so that fans can be given the follow-up season they deserve.
“It is quite tiring just thinking about it [season 2],” Hwang stated prior to season 2 being confirmed. “But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I’d consider using a writers room and would want multiple experienced directors.”
With all this and more in mind, Squid Game season 2 may not arrive in the next year, but until we know for sure, we’ll continue to hope for a late 2022 release.