Get ready for another thrilling installment of the deadly games! Netflix recently unveiled the highly anticipated second season of the worldwide sensation, Squid Game, set to premiere in 2024.
Reprising their roles from the first season, we have the talented cast members returning. Lee Jung-jae, renowned for his portrayal of Player 456, will once again captivate audiences. Lee Byung-hun, who flawlessly embodied the enigmatic Front Man, will continue to intrigue. Gong Yoo, the persuasive salesman responsible for recruiting players, will bring his charisma to the screen once more. Additionally, Wi Ha-jun, the determined police officer, will resume his pursuit of justice.
Joining the cast for Squid Game 2 (2024) are new players who are set to add even more excitement to the series.
Yim Si-wan, a multi-talented artist known for his singing and acting, was born on December 1, 1988. His journey in the entertainment industry began in 2010 when he started taking on cameo roles in various TV series. However, it was his remarkable performance in “Moon Embracing The Sun” in 2012 that truly brought him recognition. Since then, Yim Si-wan has continuously showcased his versatility by portraying diverse characters in both films and TV series.
Some of his notable roles include a passionate young student activist in “The Attorney” (2013), a talented baduk player grappling with the challenges of corporate life in “Misaeng: Incomplete Life” (2014), and an athlete in the captivating series “Run On” (2020). In addition, he displayed his acting prowess as an accountant in “Tracer” (2022), a menacing villain in “Emergency Declaration” (2022), a humble countryside librarian in “Summer Strike” (2022), and even a chilling psychopath in “Unlocked” (2023).
Yim Si-wan’s remarkable talent has garnered him numerous accolades throughout his acting career. With 20 awards to his name out of 46 nominations, he has consistently proven his dedication and skill as an actor. His impact on the industry was further acknowledged when he secured the 35th position on the prestigious “Forbes Korea Power Celebrity” list in 2015. Yim Si-wan continues to captivate audiences with his exceptional performances and remains an influential figure in the Korean entertainment scene.
Kang Ha-neul, born on February 21, 1990, is a highly accomplished actor known for his versatile performances in musical theater, television, and film. He began his journey in the world of acting in 2006, primarily focusing on musical theater. In 2007, he expanded his career to television, marking his small-screen debut, and in 2011, he made his first appearance on the big screen.
Throughout his career, Kang Ha-neul has portrayed a diverse range of characters, showcasing his talent and dedication. In the popular drama series “The Heirs” (2013), he delivered a memorable performance as an introverted student. He portrayed an employee in the critically acclaimed series “Misaeng: Incomplete Life” (2014) and took on the role of a prince in “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” (2016). His portrayal of a countryside police officer in “When The Camellia Blooms” (2019) further solidified his reputation as a skilled actor. In recent years, he has expanded his repertoire by playing notable roles such as a bandit leader in “The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure” (2022), a judicial trainee in “Insider” (2022), and a theater actor in “Curtain Call” (2022).
Kang Ha-neul’s exceptional talent and hard work have garnered recognition in the form of numerous awards and nominations. Throughout his acting career, he has achieved an impressive total of 21 awards out of 40 nominations. In addition to his accolades, he ranked 2nd in “Gallup Korea’s Actor of The Year” in 2019 and secured the 23rd position in “Forbes Korea Power Celebrity” in 2020, further solidifying his status as a respected figure in the industry.
Park Sung-hoon, born on February 18, 1985, embarked on his acting career in 2011. He gained notable recognition for his portrayal of a bully in the immensely popular series, The Glory (2022-23), which led to a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the esteemed 59th Baeksang Arts Awards. His diverse range as an actor was evident in his performances in various other notable productions, including the historical-political drama Six Flying Dragons (2015), the action-packed Mad Dog (2017), where he showcased his versatility, and his chilling portrayal of a serial killer in Psychopath Diary (2019). In addition, he took on the role of a prince in Joseon Exorcist (2021). Throughout his acting journey, Park Sung-hoon has received numerous accolades, winning five awards out of the nine nominations he has garnered so far.