After multiple previous confirmations from the cast and creatives, Netflix has officially announced that Squid Game will return for season 2, with a major new character joining the fray.


In a message on Netflix's Twitter account, the show's director, writer and executive producer Hwang Dong-hyuk said that as well as returns for Gi-hun and the Front Man, season 2 will also feature Young-hee's boyfriend, called Cheol-su.

In the first season of the Netflix phenomenon, Young-hee was the giant robot doll with sensors that detected movement in the Red Light, Green Light game.

The character was based on drawings of a young girl found in Korean textbooks, who was often seen alongside a boy, known as Cheol-su.

The message on Twitter also said cryptically that "the man in the suit with ddakji might be back", while teasing that the new season will show "a whole new round".

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Alongside the message, Netflix also posted a short video showing a robotic eye lighting up, which at first appeared to be Young-hee, but could now seemingly be that of Cheol-su.

One star who we presume won't be returning for season 2 is Jung Ho-yeon, whose character Kang Sae-byeok perished in the first season.

The actress recently revealed that she was "happy" shooting her character's death scene, and that it was "the most comfortable scene I ever had.”

Ho-yeon also said she thought she had "totally messed up" after she watched the series for the first time, saying she was "trying to prepare for the bad reactions and everything".

In a roundtable with other actresses, she then admitted that "maybe it was better than I thought".

Squid Game is now available to watch on Netflix. Check out our lists of the best TV shows on Netflix and the best movies on Netflix or alternatively head to our TV Guide for something to watch tonight.


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