The cast of the popular Korean drama ‘Squid Game’ has expanded to include eight new actors.
According to Variety, the following actors have been added to the second season of the international popular series: Park Gyu-young, Jo Yu-ri, Kang Ae-sim, Lee David, Lee Jin-uk, Choi Seung-hyun, Roh Jae-won, and Won Ji-an. Check out the new addition.
The series’ originator, Hwang Dong-hyuk, will return as writer, director, and executive producer for the new season. Kim Ji-yeon will also serve as an executive producer. Firstman Studio will handle the production.
Squid Game launched on Netflix on September 17, 2021, and quickly became a worldwide sensation. For Season 1, the sitcom received 14 Emmy nominations. It eventually took home six awards, including a historic win for Lee in the best actor in a drama category. Hwang also won an Emmy for best drama directing.
Lee Jung-jae made history when he became the first Asian actor to win an Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama for his performance in “Squid Game.” He was only the fourth Asian actor to win an Emmy in any category, and he was the first to win the drama prize for a non-English speaking character.
During his acceptance speech, Lee said, “Thank you to the Television Academy, thank you to Netflix and thank you to the director for making realistic problems we all face come to life so creatively on the screen with a great script. Thank you, ‘Squid Game’ team. Thank you to everyone watching in Korea.”
Netflix is also capitalizing on the show’s success with the upcoming reality competition series “Squid Game: The Challenge,” in which contestants will participate in scripted version games for a cash prize. The show is set to premiere in November.