The release window for Squid Game has been getting continually narrower over the past few months, with it first being confirmed that it would be arriving this year, then it being announced that it would be in the latter six months of the year.


Now, one of the show's stars has seemingly let the cat out of the bag, with Lee Jung-jae telling Business Insider that the new season would be arriving in December 2024.

That certainly makes sense - director Hwang Dong-hyuk previously revealed that the show's new run was still filming earlier this year, meaning a release date much ahead of this would have meant for a tight turnaround.

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

Lee Jung-jae in Squid Game looking at a biscuit
Lee Jung-jae in Squid Game. Netflix

Squid Game season 2 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.

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Squid Game writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk previously spoke to, ahead of the show's official renewal, about how he planned to progress the story in season 2, explaining: "I do realise there are huge expectations for season 2. I keep asking myself whether I can make it better than season 1. I do not want people to get disappointed over the new season.

"If I ever make season 2, I will try to look up those many ideas, and of course if there are any good ones, I can bring them into the story. Since I prefer writing alone, maybe all these ideas on YouTube can function as my writer's room.

"Or maybe I can even ask the fans on social media to give ideas. In the meantime, I will try and think more while I work on films."

Lee will next be seen in Star Wars series The Acolyte, in which he plays Jedi Master Sol.

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.


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