Netflix responds to ‘Squid Game’ season two casting backlash
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Netflix responds to 'Squid Game' season two casting backlash

Netflix have responded to a fan backlash surrounding the casting of the second season of their hit Korean TV show Squid Game, which was announced recently.

At the TUDUM: Global Fan Event for Netflix last week, it was made clear that Lee Jung-Jae would reprise his role as Seong Gi-hun from the show’s first season. Lee will star alongside Lee Byung-hun as Front Man, Wi Ha-jun as police detective Jun-ho and Gong Yoo as the Recruiter.

Season two will also see the arrival of some new characters that will be portrayed by Yim Si-wan of Unlocked, Park Sung-hoon and Yang Dong-geun both of The Glory, and Kang Ha-neul.

However, several fans pointed out the fact that there appears to be a distinct lack of women in the cast. Now Netflix have addressed this complaint.

They claim that more women actors will be announced in due course and that this initial announcement of the cast was just the beginning for season two’s reveals.

“This was the first cast announcement for Squid Game season two,” a Netflix spokesperson told Insider. “We’re excited to share more casting news soon, which will include the leading female characters.”

Watch the cast announcement for season two of Squid Game below.