Red light…GREENLIGHT! Squid Game is officially coming back for season 2!
Netflix announced Sunday that the wildly popular South Korean show is green lit for a second season.
“And now, Gi-hun returns,” director, writer and executive producer Hwang Dong-hyuk said in a letter to fans. “The Front Man returns. Season 2 is coming.”
“Squid Game” is a fictional drama from South Korea in which contestants who are desperately in need of money play deadly children’s games to win cash prizes.
“It took 12 years to bring the first season of ‘Squid Game’ to life last year. But it took 12 days for ‘Squid Game’ to become the most popular Netflix series ever,” he wrote. “As the writer, director and producer of ‘Squid Game,’ a huge shout out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show.”
Hwang revealed antagonist The Front Man (Lee Byung-hun) and protagonist Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) would be returning. “The man in the suit with ddakji might be back,” he said, referring to the game’s recruiter (Gong Yoo).
He also revealed that the audience will meet the boyfriend of Young-hee, the enormous killer animatronic doll used in the first game of the competition, “Red Light Green Light.” The doll was modeled after Cheolsoo and Younghee — children’s characters in Korean textbooks.
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