Squid Game: The Challenge Renewed for Second Season


Netflix has greenlit a second season of its reality competition series Squid Game: The Challenge following the success of the first.

The series ranked number one on Netflix’s top ten English TV list for both weeks it was eligible and also hit the top ten in 93 countries. The finale of season one debuts on December 6 at 9 p.m. ET and will see the winner receive a $4.56 million reward.

The ten-episode first season was a co-production between Studio Lambert (The Circle) and The Garden (24 Hours in A&E), part of ITV Studios. Executive producers are The Garden’s Nicola Brown and John Hay; Studio Lambert’s Tim Harcourt, Toni Ireland, Stephen Lambert, Nia Yemoh and Stephen Yemoh; Anna Kidd; and Louise Peet.

The scripted drama Squid Game, which the competition takes its inspiration from, holds the record as Netflix’s most popular series of all time, with over 1.65 billion view hours in the first 28 days after its premiere in September 2021. It was previously renewed for a second season as well.

“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,” said Brandon Riegg, VP of nonfiction series 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.”