Squid Game Season 2 cast: Netflix’s TUDUM event unveiled the highly anticipated cast of Season 2 of “Squid Game,” the Korean thriller series that captivated global audiences in 2021. The announcement took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-Hun, Wi Ha-jun, and Gong Yoo will all be returning for Squid Game Season 2!
— Netflix (@netflix) June 17, 2023
Squid Game Season 2 Cast Announcement:
Returning to the screen in the second season are renowned actors Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-hun, Wi Ha-jun, and Gong Yoo. Joining the cast as newcomers are Yim Si-wan, Kang Ha-neul, Park Sung-hoon, and Yang Dong-geun.
Written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, “Squid Game” revolves around individuals who, driven by their desperate need for money, agree to participate in a series of deadly schoolyard games. The official synopsis of the first season described it as follows: “A mysterious invitation to join the game is sent to people at risk who are in dire need of money. 456 participants from all walks of life are locked into a secret location where they play games in order to win 45.6 billion won. Every game is a Korean traditional children’s game such as Red Light, Green Light, but the consequence of losing is death. Who will be the winner, and what is the purpose behind this game?”
This South Korean dystopian survival drama became Netflix’s most successful TV show in 2021. The K-drama also featured Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, HoYeon Jung, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Kim Joo-ryoung, and Indian actor Anupam Tripathi.
About Squid Game Season 2:
“Squid Game 2,” production is set to commence in July, according to a report by Soompi. Earlier reports from Hindustan Times mentioned that in the new season, 456 contestants will engage in a series of non-lethal challenges to compete for a prize pool of $4.56 million. While the deadly games won’t be present, the second season promises to deliver thrilling and intense moments. Netflix has confirmed that “Squid Game: The Challenge” will premiere in November this year.
Squid Game 2 at Emmy:
Having made history as the first non-English-language series to be nominated for Best Drama at the Emmy Awards last year, “Squid Game” lost the award to the HBO series “Succession.” However, Lee Jung-Jae created history by becoming the first Asian actor to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Lee You-mi also made a significant achievement, becoming the first Korean female actor to win the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her appearance in the show.
“Squid Game” also received recognition in three other categories: Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode, Outstanding Stunt Performance, and Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More). Hwang Dong-hyuk was honored with an Emmy for Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series.
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