Squid Game became a massive hit for Netflix when it debuted earlier in 2021. Fans were thrilled by recent news that the show has been picked up for a second season. The juxtaposition of the kind-hearted lead character, Gi-hun (played by Lee Jung-jae) with the violent, exploitative nature of the narrative struck a nerve with fans.

The connection with Gi-hun left fans heartbroken as the character chose to return for more violent games in the final scene of the opening season. Series writer Hwang Dong-hyuk said the original plan was for Gi-hun to board the flight to see his daughter, now a very rich man. Instead, he made a fateful phone call. Dong-hyuk told Entertainment Weekly that could foreshadow a terrible fate for Gi-hun in season two.

“The question that we want to answer — why has the world come to what it is now? — can only be answered or can only be proposed if Gi-hun turned back and walked towards the camera… I think I am going to stick to the basic story line that I have in mind.”

The South Korean show has earned $900 million for Netflix. It became such a phenomenon that Americans spent more than 3 billion minutes watching the show. Speculation about the fate of the main character has been a hot topic since the show came out.


There’s no official release date for the second season of Squid Game, but fans can expect it sometime in late 2022. Until then, the speculation and wild theories about the show will continue. We’ll soon have all those questions answered.

What do you think will happen to Gi-hun in season two of Squid Game? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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