Netflix has a strange habit of finding random success with projects and then taking quite a bit of time to get their franchise plans rolling. This is mainly due to them waiting if a show even seemingly has potential rather than risking it. The only exception was The Witcher, which got renewed ahead of its release, but there have also been some big surprise hits that ended up getting expanded as a result.
Among them was the Korean smash hit Squid Game, which was released back in 2021 and ended up as a massive success story during the pandemic. It seems though that the wait for the sequel might finally be over sooner rather than later, as actor Lee Jung-jae has revealed that the second season is set to start filming this summer.
The actor is quite busy working on the upcoming Disney+ series, Star Wars: The Acolyte series. Yet, it seems he won’t have much of a break after, as he’ll be then joining the production of Squid Game at some point this summer, as he will likely wrap up work on his current project around March or April of this year.
It’s probably safe to assume that. As we all saw at the end of season 1, the main plot of season 2 will be revenge, and the key figure who controlled the workings of the games in season 1 was Lee Byung Hun sunbae, so it seems that the two of us will be the central figures of this next story. This is the first time that I’ll be working with Lee Byung Hun sunbae, actually. Well, we worked on a drama called ‘White Nights 3.98’ back in the day, but we didn’t have any scenes together. Anyways, ‘Squid Game 2’ will begin filming in the summer and the filming will likely last for about 10 months. We were working on season 1 for about 10 months as well, but that was with delays caused by COVID-19. But seeing as season 2 will be bigger in scale, it will probably take longer to complete.Lee Jung-jae
The tease of a “bigger” Squid Game with a revenge story does make you wonder if we’ll even see the games from the iconic project. Perhaps his character will just go on a straight-forward revenge spree but if they will start filming for ten months, it is hard to say if the series will even still release in 2024 considering how much post-production work it’ll require. At least we now know that it’ll definitely start filming soon.