After months of speculation and teasing, Hwang Dong-Hyuk, the creator of Netflix’s popular 2021 South Korean dystopian series Squid Game, has teased the upcoming second season of the global hit.
In a new teaser featuring the gigantic and creepy killer doll, Netflix has announced the show’s return. The creator took to Netflix’s website to post a letter, inviting the subscribers to “join us [Squid Game] once more for a whole new round.”
From the return of characters like Gi-hun and the Front Man, the audience will also get to see the “boyfriend” of the enormous animatronic doll, Young-Hee, named Cheol-Su, who will possibly be deadlier than her.
The second season, as revealed by the creator before, will be “more violent” than ever. Created by Hwang, the series starred Jung Ho-Yeon, Lee Jung-Jae, Park Hae-Soo and many other actors in a massive ensemble cast.
Squid Game became one of Netflix’s most prominent international TV shows, attaining the stature of a global phenomenon and making history at various award shows, including the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards and the SAG Awards.
Set in a dystopian version of modern-day Korea, the show featured a series of perverse childhood games that forced 456 odd participants into confined spaces where they had to participate in deadly games for prize money of 45.66 billion Korean Won.
A scathing commentary on capitalism, power play, economic crises and the depravity of the human mind, the panoptic gaze of strange, masked men in red overalls monitor the participants in Squid Game.
Not only was Squid Game a massive source of revenue for Netflix but also a defining milestone in the history of the South Korean television industry as it garnered increased interest in Korean content, inducing the Korean Wave. Even companies like Apple, Warner Media and Walt Disney began investing in local-language titles and series to pique subscribers’ interest.
According to projections, Squid Game season two will also help battle Netflix’s falling stock prices and massive subscriber exodus.
Watch the teaser below.