Few shows in recent years have caused anything like as much of a sensation as the first season of Squid Game – which means that expectations for the upcoming second run are sky-high.


The follow-up season is set to land on Netflix in December this year – more than three years after the first outing launched – but according to star Lee Jung-jae, fans needn't worry about the new run not living up to the hype.

"I think the script for season 2 is even more interesting than season 1, and there’s a new set of characters as well, so I think the audience is going to be really excited about it," he told RadioTimes.com during an exclusive interview to promote his role in the new Disney Plus Star Wars series The Acolyte.

He went on to reveal that the next instalment will include all sorts of unpredictable moments – and it certainly sounds like viewers are in for another roller coaster of emotions.

"One thing I felt while reading the script is that there’s an even deeper emotion that’s discovered within season 2," he said. "And I think the audience will feel like, 'Where is this story going?' because there are so many twists and turns that happen."

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Meanwhile, Lee said that the huge success of the original run didn't necessarily put more pressure on season 2, in part because the two seasons work really well together.

"Rather than comparing the two seasons, I think there’s a very natural connection and transition between these seasons that the audience will really appreciate," he said.

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A first look at season 2 was released in February, showing Lee's character Seong Gi-hun telling a threatening caller that he will find them, "no matter what it takes".

The series will follow Gi-hun as he abandons his plans to go to the United States, and instead begins a chase with an important motive.

Beyond this, we know little about what to expect – but Lee's comments have certainly further amped up the anticipation. Roll on December...

Squid Game season 1 and Squid Game the challenge are currently streaming on Netflix. Sign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

The Acolyte is streaming exclusively on Disney Plus from 5th June.


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