Squid Game: The Challenge Season Two Has Been Confirmed

6 December 2023, 17:14 | Updated: 11 December 2023, 13:09

Here's what we know about a new series of Squid Game: The Challenge
Here's what we know about a new series of Squid Game: The Challenge. Picture: Netflix

By Abbie Reynolds

Squid Game: The Challenge has been a huge Netflix success and now fans are desperate to know if the show will be returning for another season.

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Netflix produced another hit TV show with the launch of Squid Game: The Challenge, a reality competition show that gives players a chance to win a huge cash prize of over $4 million. And it's just been given the green light for series two!

The series has seen 456 contestants compete in intense games for a chance to win the prize. Its format is based off of the fiction TV series Squid Game, but the biggest difference is that in this one the participants don't actually die when they are eliminated from the games.

Hours before viewers saw Squid Game: The Challenge finalists Mai, Phill and Sam battled it out for the $4.56 million prize, Netflix confirmed there will be another series of the reality competition series.

According to reports, the show's debut episode had 2 million viewers in the UK alone, so it's no wonder people want a second season. Here's what we know about Squid Game: The Challenge series two.

456 players fought for a multi-million pound prize
456 players fought for a multi-million pound prize. Picture: Netflix

Is there going to be a Squid Game: The Challenge season 2?

Netflix have confirmed there is indeed going to be another season of Squid Game: The Challenge!

“There was no red light in our decision to green light Season 2 of Squid Game: The Challenge, the most ambitious unscripted show we’ve premiered at Netflix,” Brandon Riegg, Netflix VP of Nonfiction Series said of the competition series. “We’re so excited to continue the franchise of Squid Game with our team in Korea, and producers at Studio Lambert and The Garden for this epic competition series.”

Netflix confirmed the news hours before the season finale on December 7th. We've also got all the details on how to apply for the show, as they begin their search to cast the new season.

We also know that Squid Game, the South Korean drama show it's based off of, is coming back for a second season. And although they have not announced a release date for Squid Game season two, show creator Hwang Dong-hyuk said the second season would be released “by the end of 2023 or 2024” in an interview with Vanity Fair back in 2022.

As we near the end of 2023, it's likely we won't be getting that second series until 2024.

Fans are desperate for a second series of Squid Games: The Challenge
Fans are desperate for a second series of Squid Games: The Challenge. Picture: Netflix

The 10-episode competition show was released in three parts. The first four episodes came out on November 22nd, the following five were released on November 29th and the last episode will be available to stream on December 7th.

The final episode will only consist of three out 456 players as they make it down to the finalists who are within touching distance of that multi-million pound prize.

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