‘Squid Game’ creator teases Jung Ho-yeon could return as Player 067’s twin in Season 2

  • At the Producers Guild of America Awards on Saturday, “Squid Game” creator Hwang Dong-hyuk teased fans with a hint of what might happen next.
  • On whether much of the cast would make a return in Season 2, Hwang replied with a laugh before saying, “No, because most of them are dead.”
  • But he doesn’t completely shut down the idea, pointing to Jung Ho-yeon and suggesting her character Kang Sae-byeok may have a twin sister.
  • Hwang announced the second season in November last year, later adding that it would follow Seong Gi-hun’s quest to solve the unanswered questions left from the first round of the Games.

Season 1 of the deadly survival game series “Squid Game” had only one contestant come out on top, with the rest killed off in a number of ruthless, heart-wrenching scenes – or were they? 

On the red carpet of the PGA Awards on Saturday, the show’s creator Hwang Dong-hyuk spoke to Deadline about whether fans might see the return of their favorite cast members in the next season. Hwang replied with a laugh, “No, because most of them are dead.” 

But he doesn’t completely shut down the idea, saying, “​​I’ll try something to bring them back to Season 2.” Pointing at Jung Ho-yeon, who plays Kang Sae-byeok or Player 067 on the show, he adds, “Let’s say maybe she has a twin sister, you’ll see.”

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Jung laughed at the director’s suggestion, adding to the list of possibilities for her character: “I could change my hair color. Let’s do a little, like, plastic surgery.”

The plot twist wouldn’t be anything new to K-drama addicts, already accustomed to the genre’s outlandish family secrets, unlikely returns and resurrections. 

While Hwang says he is tinkering with ideas, he hasn’t yet begun writing. 

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“There will be more great games, that’s all I can say,” he said.

“Squid Game,” which became Netflix’s most-watched series after its release in September 2021, has won back-to-back awards during this year’s awards seasons. 

Despite not having originally planned for a second season, Hwang announced it was in the works back in November, saying the fans left him “no choice.” He later revealed that Season 2 would follow Seong Gi-hun’s quest to solve the unanswered questions left from the first round of the Games. 

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“The focus [of the season] will be the story of [Lee Jung-jae‘s character] Seong Gi-hun unraveling,” he said. “The overarching plotline of Season 2 will be the story of the people that Gi-hun meets and the people he chases after.”

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