The second season of the popular South Korean television series, Squid Game, has been confirmed to arrive sometime in 2024. Netflix officially greenlit season 2 back in June 2022 after the massive success of the first season which followed desperate contestants as they competed in a deadly series of games for the chance at winning a large sum of money.
Speaking in its recent annual earnings report, Netflix officially announced that shows like Bridgerton season 2, Empress season 2 and The Diplomat season 2 were all scheduled to release in 2024. This also includes the long-awaited second season of Squid Game. While it’s quite a broad release window with no concrete date, it’s good to know that we won’t have to wait another year or two for the follow-up.
Netflix attempted to turn the series into a reality spin-off called Squid Game: The Challenge last year, which featured actual people competing in many of the same games from the show (without the death, of course). It was also a big success when it aired, though received criticism from participants for its harsh on-set conditions – many of which tried to take Netflix to court over injuries received while filming the show. Fans also criticised the reality series for completely missing the point of the original show and capitalising on its fame.
Squid Game‘s synopsis from IMDB reads:
“A story of people who fail at life for various reasons, but suddenly receive a mysterious invitation to participate in a survival game to win more than 38 million US dollars. The game takes place on an isolated island and the participants are locked up until there is a final winner. The story incorporates popular Korean children’s games from the 1970s and 1980s, such as squid game, the literal translation of its Korean name, which is a type of tag where offense and defense use a squid-shaped board drawn in the dirt.”