Lee Jung Jae Mentions “Squid Game” Season 2 In “Independent Spirit Awards” Acceptance Speech

He treated fans to an update.

After the massive success of Netflix Squid Game‘s first season—not to mention the cliffhanger it ended on—fans have been eagerly anticipating the next one.

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Last year, Director Hwang Dong Hyuk confirmed in an interview with The Associated Press that Season 2 is in the works.

So there’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice! But I will say there will indeed be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently.

— Hwang Dong Hyuk

Not much has been revealed since then, but Lee Jung Jae (who plays protagonist Seong Gi Hun) treated fans to a small update during a recent acceptance speech!

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On March 6, the award-winning actor snagged best male performance in a new scripted series at the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards. In a pre-recorded video, he apologized for being unable to receive the award in person due to conflicts in his work schedule.

Thank you for giving me this meaningful award. I wish I could be there in person, but due to my work schedule in Korea, I’m sending this video message instead. I’m very sorry about that.

— Lee Jung Jae

He went on to mention something very exciting—that Season 2 is “on the way.

Thank you so much for loving Squid Game. I know there are lots of Squid Game fans in the world, and what you’re all most curious about the most is when Season 2 will come out. It’s on the way. Stay tuned!

— Lee Jung Jae

Ending his speech, he thanked Netflix, viewers, and the Squid Game team.

So thank you again. I have so many people to thank. First of all, I’d like to thank the Squid Game team. And Netflix, thank you. And [I’d like] to thank all the audience who loves Squid Game. Thank you. Thank you!

— Lee Jung Jae

Although Lee Jung Jae gave no mention of Season 2’s release date, it’s enough for now to know that it’s on the way!

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In the meantime, check out six predictions that may or may not come true in the second season here:

“Squid Game” Season 2 Is Happening — Will These 6 Predictions Come True?

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