‘Squid Game’ Season Two: Netflix’s Deadly Hit Series Returns In 2024

Back in 2021 when we were all stuck at home because of the pandemic, Squid Game became a Netflix phenomenon. Maybe it’s because we were all hating life at the time, but we fell in love with watching people die in a twisted game show for money. Well, in 2024 Squid Game is coming back for season two, and it promises to raise the stakes.

The first images of Squid Game‘s second season have arrived, and in them we see Emmy-winning star Lee Jung-jae who returns as Seong Gi-hung. Looks like surviving the first games, and his subsequent trip to the U.S. to be with his daughter didn’t turn out so well. It looks as if he’ll be dragged back into the games once again to fight for his life.

Also coming back are Lee Byung-hun as Front Man and Gong Yoo as the Recruiter. New to the cast is popular South Korean actress Park Gyu-young. They’re joined by an extensive ensemble that includes Yim Si-wan, Kang Ha-neul, Wi Ha-jun, Lee Jin-uk, Park Sung-hoon, Yang Dong-geun, Kang Ae-sim, Lee David, Choi Seung-hyun, Roh Jae-won, Jo Yuri, Won Ji-an.

It’s safe to say that Netflix has high hopes for Squid Game‘s return. But circumstances that made it such a hit three years ago have changed. Will it continue to be one of the streamer’s biggest shows ever?

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.