There’s a new crop of contenders for ‘Squid Game’ Season 2.
The official cast list for the long-awaited second season has been announced by Netflix. Jo Yu-ri, a member of the South Korean-Japanese girl group Iz*One, is among the new cast members, including Netflix stars Park Gyu-young (“Sweet Home”, “Celebrity”) and Kang Ae-sim ( “Move to Heaven”).
The cast also includes Choi Seung-hyun, Roh Jae-won, Won Ji-an and fellow “Sweet Home” actor Lee Jin-uk, who previously worked with “Squid Game” creator Hwang Dong-hyuk on “Miss Granny”. Another collaborator of Hwang in the cast of ‘Squid Game’ is ‘The Fortress’ debutant Lee David, who also collaborated with ‘Squid Game’ lead Lee Jung-jae in ‘Svaha: The Sixth Finger’.
Returning cast members for “Squid Game” include Lee Jung-Jae, Lee Byung-Hun, Yim Si-Wan, Kang Ha-Neul, Park Gyu-Young, Park Sung-Hoon, Jo Yu-Ri, Wi Ha- Jun, Yang Dong-Geun, Kang Ae-Sim and Gong Yoo.
Cast members and showrunners have reunited for the first table read for season two, with production set to begin later this year. Director Hwang, who won an Emmy for the first season, will return to write, direct and executive produce the entire second season. Kim Ji-yeon is also an executive producer with Firstman Studio.
Showrunner Hwang shared that it took 12 years to make “Squid Game.” Within 12 days, the series had become the most popular Netflix show of all time.
“As the writer, director and producer of ‘Squid Game’, a big thank you to the fans around the world. Thanks for watching and loving our show,” Hwang tweeted. “And now, Gi-hun returns. The Front Man returns. Season 2 is coming. The man in the suit with the ddakji may be back. You will also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend Cheol-su. Join us once again for a whole new round.
Hwang teased that season two “will ask the question, ‘Is true human solidarity possible?'” after the characters were “focused on wanting to kill each other” in season one. The series later spurred a Netflix reality show that has yet to debut after a production marred by medical injuries.
Below, see the cast for Season 2 of “Squid Game.”