Netflix Reveals “Squid Game” Season 2 Teaser While Creator Reveals Clues

Netflix revealed a brief but beguiling new teaser for Squid Game and a letter from creator Hwang Dong-hyuk, who teases some season two character reveals. These are the kind of actual details we’ve been waiting for.

You’re well aware by now that Squid Game‘s first season was an international sensation, so there’s been a lot of interest, and speculation, about what Hwang Dong-hyuk would do for season two. Hwang has been hard at work writing the follow-up, and it must have been a whirlwind experience coming on the heels of a first season that took him 12-years to get made. Once Netflix made season two official, we’ve been waiting with bated breath to find out something, anything, about where season two would take us. Now we’ve got some details, and some are better than none.

First, Netflix revealed this animated teaser, which is a close-up of the exceedingly unsettling giant doll that featured so lethally in one of Squid Game‘s twisted takes on a children’s game. In the episode that features this now-iconic giant doll, who is an animatronic version of Young-hee, a popular character in Korean kid’s textbooks, it’s during a game of “Red Light, Green Light.” The rules are simple, when the game leader calls out “green light,” everyone can dash towards the finish line. When the leader calls out “red light,” everyone must freeze. If you’re caught moving, you’re out. In Squid Game, if you were caught moving, you were more than out, as you’re well aware by now.

Then Netflix revealed the letter that Hwang Dong-hyuk wrote for fans. We’ve known that Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) would be returning considering he was the sole survivor of the first games. We also were pretty sure that Front Man (Lee Byung-hun), the operator of the game, would be back. Now we know that there’s a third possible returnee, the slapping man (a fan favorite even though he had a small role), played by Korean star Gong Yoo. He was the recruiter who convinced Gi-hun to participate in the games in the first place over the card-flipping game of ddakji.

Hwang also teased a new threat—Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su.

While this information isn’t by any stretch abundant, it is concrete and whets our appetite for Hwang’s world-beating series to return.

For more on Squid Game, check out these stories:

“Squid Game” Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk Reveals Which Characters Are Returning For Season 2

“Squid Game” Season 2 Confirmed by Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk

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Featured image: Squid Game S1. Photo: Noh Juhan | Netflix.


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