SQUID GAME: THE CHALLANGE Awarded With Lighting Quick Renewal by Netflix

After a triumph success of the hit reality television competition show, Netflix has renewed 'Squid Game: The Challenge' for a second season!
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The reality television competition based on the South Korean drama Squid Game, Squid Game: The Challenge has been officially renewed for a second season. The season finale aired on December 6, where the winner of the competition received a $4.56 million reward. Squid Game: The Challenge has ranked #1 on Netflix’s Top 10 English TV list for the weeks of November 20 and 27. It has also hit the Top 10 in 93 countries.


According to Netflix’s VP of Nonfiction series, Brandon Riegg, after the success of the competitive television series, a second season was set to be announced. He stated the following:

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“There was no red light in our decision to greenlight season two of Squid Game: The Challenge, the most ambitious unscripted show we’ve premiered at Netflix. 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.”

-Brandon Riegg-
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The 10-episode competition series revolves around 456 real players who are entered in pursuit of a life-changing reward of $4.56 million. Inspired by the original show, with surprising new additions, their strategies, alliances, and character are put to the test while competitors are eliminated around them.

It is co-produced between Studio Lambert, The Garden, and part of ITV Studios. Nicola Brown, Tim Harcourt, John Hay, Louise Peet, Nia Yemoh and Stephen Yemoh were set as executive producers for the competitive show. Recruitment for season two is currently open at


The scripted drama version of the show holds as Netflix’s most popular series of all time. Over 1.65 billion view hours were accounted for in the first 28 days after its September 2021 premiere. The series was renewed for a second season as Netflix and Director Hwang confirmed they will once again team up for a whole new round of the scripted show.

The world of the show will also be expanding with Squid Game: The Trials, a live fan experience that started on December 6 in Los Angeles. Guests will be transported into the iconic Squid Game universe where they will participate in six immersive and competitive engagements. There will also be a Night Market with themed food and beverages

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Netflix also announced that it is producing a video game in the universe of the show where players will be able to compete with friends in games they’ll recognize from the series. So, it looks like Netflix is moving full steam ahead translating the property into multiple forms of media.

Squid Game season 2 began filming in July 2023 and there’s a possibility we will be getting the blood-thirsty Korean drama in the latter half of 2024. For the competitive show, casting has barely begun which means the show might be released around the end of 2024, or early 2025. No official release date has been set. You can catch all episodes of both Squid Game and The Challenge reality competition show now, only on Netflix.

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What do you guys think? Did you watch Squid Game: The Challenge on Netflix? Who was your favorite competitor? Who were you rooting for to win the games? Are you excited for the second season of the scripted television series? Let us know and make sure to check out our socials! If you like this article, don’t forget to follow us for more content!

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