Warning: Doable spoilers for Squid Sport forward.
, are you enjoying with us? The hit Netflix present a few did not tie up with a neat bow. As an alternative, because the nine-episode collection ended, the event is recruiting new members, and winner Seong Gi-hun (performed by Lee Jung-jae) appears decided to cease it. We see him flip round to get off the airplane he was taking to Los Angeles to see his daughter, however we by no means see what occurs subsequent.
There are different unfinished plotlines too. Did police officer Hwang Jun-ho (Wi Ha-joon) actually die? Certain, he was shot, and fell off a cliff, however he was shot within the shoulder. And what of his brother, In-ho, who received the sport after which stayed to run the murderous mayhem? Is he rethinking his half within the event?
However will we ever know what occurs subsequent? Themeans Netflix executives must be hoping for one more season. Here is a take a look at what we all know up to now, from actuality to rumors.
Will Squid Sport get a second season?
At first, it did not look good. Author-director Hwang Dong-hyuk advised Selection in late September that he might return to big-screen motion pictures earlier than fascinated about a Squid Sport sequel. “I haven’t got well-developed plans for Squid Sport 2,” he mentioned. “It’s fairly tiring simply fascinated about it.”
However then Squid Sport, and when the director spoke to The Instances of London in October, he sounded extra constructive a few attainable season 2.
“Whereas I used to be writing season 1, I assumed concerning the tales that might be in season 2 if I get to do one — one could be the story of the Entrance Man,” Hwang mentioned. “I believe the problem with cops isn’t just a difficulty in Korea. I see it on the worldwide information that the police pressure will be very late on appearing on issues — there are extra victims or a scenario will get worse due to them not appearing quick sufficient. This was a difficulty that I wished to boost. Perhaps in season 2 I can discuss this extra.”
If I needed to guess, I would say a second Squid Sport season is all however inevitable. Hwang would not ever say he is not up for it, simply that he would not have well-developed plans and will get drained fascinated about it. That is sensible contemplating how a lot work went into the primary season, which he started planning a decade in the past.
What would possibly the plot of Squid Sport season 2 be?
On the finish of the primary season, winner Seong Gi-hun hasn’t proven a want to spend his large winnings, understandably too destroyed by the expertise of seeing his pals die. However he was set to fly to Los Angeles to see his beloved daughter when he realized the sport would proceed, and he bought off the airplane with plans to one way or the other cease it. How he will get again into the sport will undoubtedly be an enormous a part of the second season. It would not appear attainable he might compete once more, however will he sneak in as one of many red-suited guards?
Hwang In-ho received the sport in 2015 and one way or the other determined to change into the Entrance Man, operating the event for the mysterious host (spoiler) who seems to be the aged Oh Il-nam. In-ho positively shot his brother, police officer Hwang Jun-ho, however as we point out above, it is unclear if he killed him. We by no means noticed his lifeless physique, and the brotherly battle would make for a juicy season 2 plotline. What if Jun-ho survives and the 2 brothers got down to take down the sport?
Which Squid Sport characters might return?
Nicely, who’s not lifeless? Seong Gi-hun, DUH, the one participant from the primary spherical to reside. Here is guessing the second season will heart on him, simply as the primary did. And perhaps his spouse, daughter, and his spouse’s new household will return from the US for some involvement.
Sang-woo’s mom and Kang Cheol
One of many saddest losses for a lot of viewers was that of North Korean defector Kang Sae-byeok. However Gi-hun managed to search out her little brother, Cheol, and took him to Sang-woo’s mom to boost, with the good thing about an entire bunch of received. It might be nice to see how Cheol is adjusting to his new scenario (and perhaps extra relations will present up — see beneath). It might be fascinating, too, to see if Sang-woo’s mom ever learns the reality about her adored son stealing cash from his shoppers.
Brothers Hwang In-ho and Hwang Jun-ho
As talked about above, the destiny of Jun-ho won’t be sealed. He might nonetheless be alive, and even when he is not, his brother goes to must cope with the truth that he tried to kill him. Perhaps viewers will see in flashback the 2015 event that In-ho received — it’d clarify one thing about why he stayed with the sport as an alternative of taking his piggy financial institution stuffed with received and leaving. And if we all know something about director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s attainable plans for a second season, it is that he is very concerned about South Korean police and the way shortly they do or do not reply to crimes and points. He advised The Instances of London he can see exploring these matters.
The sport recruiter
We do not know his character’s identify, however South Korean actor Gong Yoo performs the good-looking man who recruits into the sport indebted folks determined for cash. What’s his motivation? His background? Season 2 might clarify why he is concerned and who he’s.
New Squid Sport characters
Squid Sport developed many terrific characters solely to kill them off within the sport. A second season might dig into their backstories. Here is a take a look at only a few of the characters who might present up.
We briefly met Ali’s spouse, a younger mom from Pakistan. What if she got here searching for him, or finally ends up enjoying the sport herself? Or perhaps Ali has a sibling who’s out for revenge?
Oh Il-nam’s son
Oh Il-nam talked about his son — might he present up not directly? He is probably as rich as his dad, so he won’t have to compete within the video games however might be behind the scenes serving to run the event. Or perhaps he squandered all his received, and now must earn the cash again.
Jang Deok-su’s associates
Gangster Jang Deok-su (Heo Sung-tae) was one of many least likable characters, however he appeared to know and be recognized by everybody within the felony world. Perhaps a few of his associates discover their manner into a brand new event.
Kang Sae-byeok’s household
Kang Sae-byeok (Jung Ho-yeon) was a fan favourite — I point out her brother, Cheol, above. Cheol is just too younger to compete within the deadly event (we hope) until the second season is ready far sooner or later. However as younger as he’s, Cheol is wealthy now — perhaps he can convey his mom over from the north, and we are able to be taught extra about their household.
The thriller of Han Mi-nyeo
Who is aware of what to imagine about Han Mi-nyeo (Kim Joo-ryoung)? She had a fast restroom rendezvous with Jang Deok-su however then took him out within the glass bridge sport. She claimed to be a brand new mom, however then by no means talked about that once more. Her life earlier than the sport is a big clean, so just about anybody might present up claiming a relationship together with her. And in the event that they have been half as intriguing as she was, they’d be a welcome addition.
The creepy VIPs
Late within the collection, a gaggle of wealthy males are introduced in to guess on the video games and watch them reside. (One tries to sexually assault Jun-ho, which ends badly for the wealthy man.) They’re hideous folks, nevertheless it does appear attainable they — or a brand new group of richies — might present up in a second season.
Which video games might be in season 2?
Within the first season, the gamers fought by way of lethal battles of crimson gentle, inexperienced gentle; tug-of-war; and marbles; carved Dalgona sweet out of a tin with out breaking its form; crossed a glass bridge that had breakable panels; and at last, confronted the squid sport of the title. However loads of different video games have been talked about within the collection.
Gi-hun puzzled quite a few instances if one of many video games could be one thing the feminine gamers have been higher at, versus tug-of-war or one thing that favored the lads. It might be fascinating if a female-centered sport confirmed up in season 2, and immediately the ladies had a bonus over the male gamers.
Elastics is talked about a number of instances. People might name this Chinese language soar rope, and it includes winding elastic ropes round two gamers’ legs so a 3rd participant can soar out and in. Hopscotch is talked about, although the glass bridge sport is perhaps meant as a lethal model of hopscotch. Gonggi, which is sort of like jacks, additionally got here up. Tag and freeze tag have been additionally video games that Gi-hun puzzled about.
In a Korean-language article, Hwang mentioned he thought-about two different video games: Dong, Dong, Dongdaemun (very like the West’s London Bridge Is Falling Down, gamers type a gate with their arms and catch a participant when the tune ends), and one referred to as why did you come to my home? (a sport much like crimson rover, the place gamers type a line by holding arms and others attempt to break by way of the road). It is attainable he might revisit these video games for brand new episodes.
No matter video games are chosen, a second season virtually actually would not repeat these from season 1 — the shock of studying the brand new sport was a giant a part of every episode.