Squid Game season 2 release: When could season 2 arrive on Netflix?

Squid Game - Courtesy of Netflix
Squid Game - Courtesy of Netflix /

It didn’t take long for Squid Game to become a worldwide phenomenon when it premiered on Netflix back in Sept. 2021. The South Korean thriller captivated audiences with its unique premise, and the performances were acclaimed by critics across the globe. Though the series is rated TV-MA and is certainly not fit for family night, that hasn’t stopped its popularity.

Of course, fans began begging for a second season as soon as they binged the nine episodes, and fortunately we know that Squid Game has been renewed! But without a release date in sight, viewers are becoming impatient. We’re coming up on a year since the premiere — should we expect Squid Game season 2 to be released soon?

Here’s everything we know about the progress on Squid Game season 2 and when we expect it to be released on Netflix.

Squid Game season 2 updates

By Oct. 2021, Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk began talking about a potential second season and his thoughts about where the show could go next. It became apparent that continuing the story would be inevitable, especially considering the impressive viewership for season 1. It took Netflix until June 2022 to officially renew Squid Game for a second season, although we all knew it’d be happening anyway.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hwang shed some light on the timeline for Squid Game season 2, saying that he plans to finish writing the next installment by the end of this year or in early 2023. This might be disappointing to hear for fans, but it isn’t surprising. In an interview from May of this year, Hwang predicted the next season would be released in 2023 or early 2024.

So that’s a pretty good idea of when we can expect Squid Game season 2 to hit Netflix. Sure, it’ll be a long wait, but we’d imagine it’d be worth it. It’d be awesome if we get the second season in Sept. 2023, which would mark two years since the premiere. Of course, we can’t guarantee that’ll happen, but fingers crossed.

Stay tuned for more updates on Squid Game season 2.

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