WATCH: Netflix Unveils Season 2 of Squid Game With Massive Young-Hee Statue at Bukit Bintang

Thirsty for JUICE content? Quench your cravings on our Instagram, TikTok and WhatsApp

“Mugunghwa kkochi piotsseumnida.”

Netflix published a trailer for the second season of Squid Game earlier today, along with the series’ iconic catchphrase from the first season.

The smash drama, which received 1.65 billion hours of viewing in only 28 days, is finally back, with its creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk revealing which characters will return for the next instalment.

“It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever,” said the creator in a published statement posted on Squid Game’s official Twitter account.

The creator confirmed in the announcement that the central character, Seong Gi-Hun, as well as The Front Man, the commander of the Masked Men, would be returning to the series.

Interestingly, Hwang also hinted at a new character, Cheol-Su, who is said to be the boyfriend of Young-Hee, the huge animatronic doll with pigtails that is adored by fans.

This might imply that the new character will appear in another round of battle royale and possibly replace Young-Hee’s role as the executor.


More episodes were formally announced by Netflix co-CEO, Ted Sarandos in January. According to Hwang’s recent comments, it’s possible that the next season won’t begin until the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024.

The series is currently one of the most popular series on Netflix and even became the first non-English language TV program ever to score a nomination for the Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards.

HoYeon Jung and Lee Jung-Jae both received Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male and Female Actor in a Drama Series, respectively, for their roles in the series.

HoYeon Jung receiving her award at Screen Actors Guild Awards

In celebration of its second season announcement, Netflix Malaysia also unveiled Young-Hee’s massive statue that is now available for viewing at Bukit Bintang.

Though it smashed records for viewership, the series’ success didn’t come without controversy.

In Malaysia, netizens debated about the necessity of a sex scene in the first season and had mixed feelings when Pakatan Harapan campaigned by using individuals dressed as the guards in the show to hand out cards which said “Do you dare to accept this challenge? Together we shall win back Melaka!”

With the underlying message that cash has corrupted the system, a massive protest in the show’s homeland of S.Korea saw 80,000 workers donning Squid Game costumes voicing out against declining job security.

We hope to see a round of batu seremban featured in the next season of Squid Game.

Juice WhatsApp banner