Meet the new characters of “Squid Game” for its second season!
The deadly game that everyone’s been waiting for is coming back with familiar faces and fresh, new players.
The cast members of the hit South Korean survival drama “Squid Game” Season 2 was unveiled by Netflix early Sunday, June 18, 2023.
On the social media pages of Netflix K-content, the streaming giant announced that Lee Jung-jae and Wi Ha-jun, who were part of the main cast in the first season, will return in “Squid Game” Season 2.
“Squid Game” revolves around hundreds of misfits and criminals who compete for cash in deadly versions of children’s games.
In the first season, Jung-jae plays a gambling addict who participates in the games while Ha-jun portrays a police officer who sneaks into the games to look for his missing brother.
Lee Byung-hun and Gong Yoo, who had guest roles in the first season, are set to reappear on the show.
Meet the new Squid Game players
The new cast members, meanwhile, include Yim Si-wan, Kang Ha-neul, Park Sung-hoon, and Yang Dong-geun.
Si-wan debuted as a member of the now-inactive K-pop group ZE:A before pursuing acting. He is best known for starring in the sports romance drama “Run On” and thriller film “Unlocked.”
Ha-neul is known for dramas such as “The Heirs” and “When the Camellia Blooms,” while Sung-hoon was among the antagonists in the revenge series “The Glory.”
Meanwhile, Dong-geun is a hip-hop artist and actor, whose most recent projects include the youth drama “Cheer Up” and the action film “Yaksha: Ruthless Operations.”
Netflix did not immediately provide details on the new cast members’ roles.
“Squid Game” made history as the first non-English-language drama series to become nominated for top drama at the 2022 Emmys, television’s equivalent of the Oscars.
It took home six Emmys, including best drama actor for Lee Jung-jae, best guest drama actress for Lee Yu-mi, best directing, and three other technical category awards.
Last April, reports had it that a US remake of the show is being eyed with prominent Hollywood director David Fincher at the helm. The director’s signature style of gritty, violent movies might be a great fit for the blood-soaked world of “Squid Game.”
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