Renewed Or Cancelled?
Squid Game is an utterly enthralling K-drama boasting good acting, a gorgeous aesthetic and an absolutely riveting plotline. The style of this show leans into something like Black Mirror while the overall plotline is much closer to Liar Game or Alice In Borderland. The ensuing result is one of this year’s most original and unique Korean dramas.
What is Squid Game about?
Our main character here is Gi-Hun, a down-on-his-luck guy who finds himself obsessed with gambling and struggling to make ends meet. He’s completely debt-ridden and owes millions to both loan sharks and the bank.
However, all of that changes when he’s invited along to a mysterious game, with billions of won on the line. 456 players enter and whoever survives after six rounds, comes away victorious. Each round plays out like a game show, with these tasks revolving around playground games, adding a deliciously twisted edge to the escape-room formula.
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Has Squid Game been renewed for season 2?
At the time of writing, Netflix has not renewed Squid Game for season 2 yet. However, given the ongoing popularity of Korean dramas and the recent spat of episodic k-dramas being renewed (Love ft. Marriage and Divorce and Penthouse to name a few) there’s a good chance that Squid Game could be renewed.
This is speculation for now but given Alice In Borderland’s immense popularity last year, and how quickly Netflix greenlit a sequel, we’re pretty confident that Netflix will renew Squid Game.
We’ll be sure to update this section with more details over the coming weeks and months!
What we know about season 2 so far
Barely anything is known about season 2 at this point, given the first has only just come out. When news of a renewal (or cancellation) is made public by Netflix, we’ll be sure to update this page with more information. However, if this is renewed we could well see Gi-Hun return along with the Front Man and a couple of familiar VIPs too.
A second season could well shift the perspective across to taking down this established hierarchy, or diving into the past and the origins of the games themselves. There’s definitely a lot of different ideas Squid Game could explore, but it’s all speculation at this point.
Would you like to see Squid Game return for a second season? Any ideas for where the plot could go next? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!