“Squid Game” Season 2 cast lineup will remain despite Choi Seung Hyun’s casting backlash.
Back in June, Netflix dropped the names of celebrities who would be joining the much-anticpated sequel. However, following the second announcement of the “Squid Game” Season 2 cast, viewers expressed mixed reactions to the former BIGBANG member’s casting.
Choi Seung Hyun to Remain as ‘Squid Game’ Season 2 Cast
As mentioned by a media outlet, the production team spoke about the updates regarding the activities of the Netflix series this 2023.
Choi Seung Hyun reportedly has no plans on stepping down amid the criticisms regarding his casting in “Squid Game” season 2.
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On the other hand, Director Hwang Dong Hyuk, the creator behind the hit K-drama, is “silent” regarding the casting issue, especially with the actor.
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A year after Netflix officially confirmed that “Squid Game” Season 2 got the green light, the public anticipated who would be the actors joining the highly-anticipated sequel.
In June, the streaming giant dropped a teaser, showcasing the confirmed cast, featuring a mix of new and returning characters.
Lee Jung Jae, Lee Byung Hun, and Gong Yoo were initially confirmed by “Squid Game” director Hwang Dong Hyuk, but Wi Ha Joon will also return in season 2 as Hwang Jun Ho.
Meanwhile, Im Siwan, Kang Ha Neul, Park Sung Hoon, and Yang Dong Geun have been confirmed to join the sequel.
At the time of the announcement, Netflix was accused of only focusing on male and known stars, and it seemed like they missed rookies and female stars.
However, Netflix quickly responded and hinted that there would be additional announcements.
“This was the first cast announcement for Squid Game season two. We’re excited to share more casting news soon, which will include the leading female characters.”
Weeks after the first announcement, the streaming giant surprised the public with a slew of stars joining the series.
Following the rumors regarding the female cast included in “Squid Game” Season 2, Netflix confirmed that “Sweet Home” alums Park Gyu Young and Lee Jin Wook will join the series.
In addition, Kang Ae Shim, Lee David, Jo Yu Ri, Won Ji An, Noh Jae Won, and Choi Seung Hyun will also join the supporting cast.
As for the K-pop star, this will be his first time appearing onscreen since “Out of Control” back in 2019.
However, as the cast lineup included the former BIGBANG member, some speculated that Lee Jung Jae helped him get on board. The issue was immediately addressed by his agency, saying that the actor had not seen the K-pop star in years except during the script reading.
Meanwhile, production hasn’t started, but “Squid Game” Season 2’s target release date is 2024.
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Written by Geca Wills