Another round of deadly Squid Game is heading to Netflix. The teaser trailer for season two of the Korean hit thriller dropped today, and it’s looking to up the antics and “finally have some fun.”
Gi-Hun, played by Lee Jung-Jae, is back in the games and has a quest to figure out the origins of The Games, who’s behind them, and how to stop them once and for all. To do this, he will rejoin the games that almost destroyed him the first time around.
Squid Game debuted in 2021 and quickly grew into a pop culture phenomenon. It became one of Netflix’s most popular series of all time, clocking 1.65 billion hours viewed in the first month of its release. While the series takes a grim stance on the horrors of surviving capitalism, it was a hit with fans, especially those living paycheck to paycheck.
The struggles that the 456 contestants endured to win mixed with the colorful and creative challenges shocked audiences and inspired a real-life adaptation of The Games, which was met with scrutiny after contestants suffered real injuries such as hypothermia while filming.
The series was created by director Hwang Dong-hyuk, whose show spawned a wave of interest in Korean projects. The first season left fans with a shocking twist, leading to the events in the upcoming installment. Gi-Hun had a chance to walk away with his winnings but instead chose to return to the games in hopes of stopping the cruelty.
Netflix also dropped a trailer for other installments coming to the platform. The Next on Netflix preview includes sneak peeks of series Bridgerton, The Diplomat, Umbrella Academy, Rebel Moon, and Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, 3 Body Problem, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Squid Gamesseason two was announced in June 2022 and completed filming in 2023. The series is expected to return this year, but no official date has been revealed yet.