Netflix renews 'Squid Game' for Season 2, fans want to know if 'the doll has a boyfriend'

Makers of the global sensation 'Squid Game' renewed the show for a second season with news about the returning cast and new characters


                            Netflix renews 'Squid Game' for Season 2, fans want to know if  'the doll has a boyfriend'
Fans wonder if Wi Ha-joon's character would return for Season 2 of 'The Squid Game' (Netflix)
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The pandemic came as a curse to many but at the same time, K-pop and K-drama - Entertainment content from South Korea saw a sudden growth in its popularity. From K-pop groups becoming popular around the world, streaming platforms like Netflix led to Korean dramas becoming global sensations. The first season of the thriller drama, 'Squid Game' was released in 2021 and became an overnight phenomenon immediately after it was released. From Korean entertainers dressing up as characters from the drama to International fans holding their own versions of 'Squid Game' for Halloween, the show had been one of the biggest hits to come from the country.

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As fans would have it, immediately after the show's first season, there was a buzz about the second season even though nothing had been confirmed then. Looks like a lot has changed since and most of the cast and crew are going to come back for a new season. On the night of June 12, Netflix made the global announcement that the smash-hit South  Korean show has been renewed for a second season and teased what fans could expect from the show in the days to come.

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'Squid Game' gets renewed for a second season

The announcement for a season renewal stated that 'Squid Game' is indeed coming back for the second season and most of the cast from Season 1 would be returning for the new installment of the series with a few additions, including the killer doll Young-hee's boyfriend! In their announcement, Netflix released a clip featuring the killer motion-sensing doll from Season 1 - Young-hee who shot lasers from her eye and killed anyone that was moving as the participants played the children's game - Red Light, Green Light.

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The streaming platform captioned its post with, "Red light… GREENLIGHT! Squid Game is officially coming back for Season 2!" stating that the makers had greenlighted a new season for the K-drama. Not only that but alongside the news of renewal, Netflix shared a special message to fans from Hwang Dong-hyuk, the man behind the K-drama.

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Cast from Season 1 to return for 'Squid Game 2'

Hwang Dong-hyuk is the director, writer, and executive producer of 'Squid Game' who confirmed that alongside the character played by the award-winning actor - Lee Jung Jae, actor Lee Byung-hun would soon be reprising their respective roles as Gi-hun and the Front Man in the second season. The post also revealed that the man in the suit with ddakji - aka Actor Gong Yoo would be returning. In the first season of the show, Gong Yoo played a cameo role as the suited man who played a children's game with Gi-hun on a subway and lured him into the "win or die" game show.

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The maker also revealed that since it is a new season, fans can expect a round two following the chaos that went down in the first season and announced that the motion-sensing doll Younghee has a boyfriend named Cheolsu who was popularized by another Netflix Korean series - 'All Of Us Are Dead' will be making an appearance in the new season for a one-time second round of 'Squid Game'.

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Hwang Dong-hyuk told fans, "It took 12 years to bring the first season of 'Squid Game' to life last year but it took 12 days for 'Squid Game' to become the most popular Netflix series ever," thanking the fans for watching and loving the show.


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'The doll has a boyfriend and I don't?'

Fans have already started talking about the show and a lot of concern is around the fact that even a killer doll has a boyfriend but many K-drama fans don't. One fan said, "Why is nobody talking about her boyfriend??" Another fan responded, "Bec he’s probably shot dead somewhere." One more fan joked, " One fan wondered, "So a doll has a boyfriend. Googled the boyfriends name. So... A mash up between Squid Game and All of us are Dead?" One fan asked, "THE DOLL HAS A BOYFRIEND?!?! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!!" One fan said, "THE DOLL HAS A BOYFRIEND AND I DON’T? WHAYSJS."

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Fans are also curious about Wi Ha-joon's character - Hwang Jun-ho's return as one said, "Will the police officer be back? I really want him for season 2." Another fan responded, "There's no way he died right away from a shot to the shoulder!" One more fan said, "I assume Wi Ha-Joon will be there too cause we need answers." One fan critiqued, "The first season took 12 years to get made, so my question is will another season made in a fraction of that time be as good?" But another defended, "It took that long because most of those years he was rejected and nobody wanted to take the risk for story like that and make it."

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