The long-awaited “Squid Game” Season 2 is set to premiere later this year.
Netflix announced the-second season debut plans in a letter to shareholders Tuesday, writing:
“Looking ahead, despite last year’s strikes pushing back the launch of some titles, we have a big, bold
slate for 2024. Audiences will be able to choose from hit returning dramas like The Diplomat S2,
Bridgerton S3, Squid Game S2 and Empress S2; unscripted series like Tour de France: Unchained S2, Love is Blind S6, F1: Drive to Survive S6 and Full Swing S2; and brand new shows like 3 Body Problem (based on the best selling novel and from the Game of Thrones showrunners), Griselda (starring Sofia Vegara, which premieres this week), The Gentlemen (from Guy Ritchie), Eric (starring Benedict Cumberbach), Avatar: The Last Airbender, Cien Años de Soledad, from Colombia based on the novel by Gabriel García Márquez and Senna from Brazil. On the film side, in addition to the Rebel Moon sequel, our slate includes Back in Action with Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx, Carry On from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment starring Jason Bateman and Taron Edgerton, Spellbound from producer John Lasseter, Eddie Murphy reprising his role in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F, and Six Triple Eight starring Kerry Washington and directed by Tyler Perry.”
The nine-episode first season of “Squid Game” launched in 2021 and was originally expected to be a limited series. The drama proved to be an all-time smash hit for Netflix and was nominated for 14 Emmys, winning six.
After months of speculation over whether or not the show would get a second season, Netflix confirmed in January 2022 that Season 2 would move forward. Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos told press, “Absolutely. The ‘Squid Game’ universe has just begun.”
The streamer shared this letter alongside its Q4 2023 earnings Tuesday, following the early morning reveal it had closed a massive deal to air WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” beginning in 2025.
Netflix will host a live interview with execs to discuss the fourth-quarter results in greater detail at 4:45 p.m. ET.
More to come…