Opening soon: Season 2 of Netflix mega-series ‘Squid Game’


The acclaimed South Korean series Squid Game is set to make an epic return sooner than expected in 2024.

Netflix Philippines recently released a 17-second teaser of the highly-anticipated series, which garnered over 90,000 likes and over 14,000 shares in just one day.

In addition, it posted much-awaited first images of the sequel, which features Golden Globe nominee Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-hun, Gong Yoo and Park Gyu-young.

“Player 456 is ready to do whatever it takes in Squid Game Season 2, coming this year,” Netflix Philippines announced. 

PARK Gyu-young

Squid Game, first released in September 2021 worldwide, became the streaming platform’s most-watched series in 94 countries and attracted over 140 million viewers within the first few weeks.

The show follows the story of Seong Gi-hun (Lee), a divorcee and gambler and one of 456 players who have to risk their lives to play a series of deadly children’s games, where the last one standing wins a grand prize of ₩45.6 billion.

The mega-series received numerous accolades, including the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male (Lee) and Female Actor in a Drama Series (Jung Ho-yeon), making them the first Korean actors to win in those categories.

The show was also the first non-English language series to be nominated for the Outstanding Drama Series in the Primetime Emmy Awards.

Lee Jung-jae reprises his role in the sequel. In the preview, he is seen abandoning the US and making a life-changing decision.

Lee Byung-hun and Gong Yoo, who were guest-cast in the first season, are expected to have more integral roles in the sequel, which will feature other high-caliber actors such as Im Si-wan, Kang Ha-neul, Park Sung-hoon, Yang Dong-geon, Jo Yu-ri, Lee Jin-wook and more.