'Squid Game' season 2—here’s what you need to know about the Korean drama's next installment

We have SO many questions and theories about 'Squid Game' season 2

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We're all very invested in Squid Game season 2. Now that the debut Korean drama found its way into the Netflix top 10, across 66 countries no less, it's safe to say the bloody, high-stakes series is taking off. 

Oh, we can't forget to mention that it's on track to becoming the platform's most popular show of all time. (Yes, even more popular than Bridgerton, according to Netflix heavyweights.) Since fans are chomping at the bit to see what happens next, we'll fill you in on everything you need to know.


When will 'Squid Game' season 2 premiere? 

There are plenty of unanswered questions from the debut season of Squid Game. However, fans haven't received official confirmation from the platform whether or not the show has been renewed. Given the accolades it is touting—and the fact that we were left with a few cliffhangers—we have a feeling that the K-drama isn't over yet. 

Production for the show's debut season began in 2019, and it didn't appear on screens until September 17, 2021. Plus, writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk confessed to Variety how difficult it was adjusting to a TV format. 

"Writing was harder than normal for me as it was a series, not a film," he told the publication. "It took me six months to write and rewrite the first two episodes. Then I consulted verbally with friends, and picked up clues for improvements through my own pitching and from their responses."

He also made mention that he doesn't have "well-developed" plans for the next installment, so it appears fans are going to have to be patient for the next chapter. 

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What will happen in 'Squid Game' season 2?

At the tail end of the season 1 finale, fans find Seong Gi-hun discovering that the Salesman (Gong Yoo) is attempting to recruit another player for the Game. Although Gi-hun was USA-bound, he changes his plans and decides to stay in Korea following this news, with the hopes of ending the Game once and for all. 

Will there be a round two? Will Gi-hun get his way and end this death battle once and for all? Speaking of Gi-hun, why exactly did the winner barely spend any of the 45.6 billion won in prize money? 

Although the debut season takes place in Korea, this horrific Game is taking place across the globe. Could we possibly be entering a new location in the second season?

What is 'Squid Game' about?

Mystery, intrigue and death abound in this uncompromising Game. Four hundred-plus participants in debt are tasked with playing games in exchange for a multi-million dollar payout.

But, should participants not follow the directions and find themselves eliminated from the Game, they're not just out—they're murdered in a heinous show that takes place in Korea during the present day. It's a mind-blowing, heart-pounding premise for sure, one that is ripe for expansion should the Netflix hit get a sophomore season. Fingers crossed!

Danielle Valente
Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.