It took Hwang Dong Hyuk, the writer of Squid Game, 13 years to write this work before it was turned into a drama. He even stopped writing the script for Squid Game because he had to sell his laptop. Unexpectedly, Dong Hyuk’s hard struggle ended sweetly when Squid Game became one of Netflix’s flagship series after its release in 2021.
For those who don’t know, director Dong Hyuk is a screenwriter and is known as the director of popular Korean films such as Silenced (starring Gong Yoo) and The Fortress (starring Lee Byung Hun). So, it’s no wonder that these two actors made cameo appearances in the drama Squid Game, season 1.
Good news for Squid Game drama lovers: Squid Game season 2 will return to greet fans with the most likely old faces, such as Lee Jung Jae, Gong Yoo, Lee Byung Hun, and Wi Ha Joon.
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Before that, there’s nothing wrong with getting to know new faces who will add to the excitement of this series. Who are you curious about? Here are the Squid Game season 2 players that you will meet later!
1. Im Siwan
In the teaser for Squid Game season 2, Siwan appears as the main player pressing the green button. With his presence, he will certainly add to the excitement of this drama.
Siwan debuted in the South Korean entertainment industry as K-pop idol ZE:A in 2010. In addition to his role as an idol, he is also active in acting by playing important characters in Moon Embracing the Sun, Run On, and Misaeng: Incomplete Life.
Not only playing the protagonist, Siwan is also trusted several times to play antagonists in the films One Line, The Merciless, Tracer, to Unlocked.
2. Kang Ha Neul
Besides Siwan, actor Kang Ha Neul also appeared in the latest teaser for Squid Game season 2. Its presence makes expectations for the second series more realistic and tense.
He has starred in many hit Korean films, such as Midnight Runners, Forgotten, The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure, and dramas that are no less popular, including Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, When the Camellia Blooms, and Insider.
3. Park Sung Hoon
Jeon Jae Joon in The Glory is also the new face of Squid Game season 2. Before The Glory, Sung Hoon was already known for the dramas My Only One, Justice, Psychopath Diary, and Joseon Exorcist. In 2023, he is rumored to be acting opposite SNSD’s Sooyoung in the drama Not Others.
4. Yang Dong Guen
The last new face you’ll see in Squid Game season 2 is Yang Dong Guen. This rapper and breakdancer from South Korea has also long been active in the acting world. He starred in many hit projects, including Days of Wrath, Ruler of Your Own World, Cheer Up, The Forbidden Marriage, and Yaksha: Ruthless Operations. Dong Guen recently appeared in the drama Connect in 2022 alongside Jung Hae In, Go Kyung Pyo, and Kim Hye Jun.
Of the four actors, which Squid Game season 2 player are you most looking forward to?