HoYeon Jung may return to the Squid Game universe.
Speaking about season 2 to Deadline, the Netflix show’s writer and creator, Hwang Don-hyuk revealed he’s thinking about bringing back some of the show’s deceased characters.
“Most of them are dead,” Hwang claimed. “I’ll try something to bring them back to season 2.”
He was clearly referring to Jung, who was beside him during the interview. “Let’s say maybe she has a twin sister, you’ll see,” Hwang said. Ho-yeon jokingly added: “I could change my hair color. Let’s do a little like plastic surgery.”
Hwang has previously confirmed he’s in talks with Netflix for a season 2 and 3 of Squid Game, which reached a huge success with over 111 million viewers.
The Korean survival thriller follows 456 individuals with lots of personal problems who have chosen to compete in a series of children’s games to win a $40 million cash prize, which would absolve their respective debts. But losing the games has deadly consequences for contestants.
In December, Hwang said the show’s first season ended in the best way possible, though he recognized it “ended in an open-ended way.” However, due to the series’ ongoing success, the creator is now considering more plotlines in his head.
Ho-Yeon character Kang Sae-byeok
Ho-yeon, played Kang Sae-byeok, also known as Player 067.
Her character decided to join the games to earn money to support her younger brother and reunite them with their mother, who lives in North Korea. After a series of intense games, her character died.
At the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Ho-yeon won the outstanding actress in a drama series award for the role. “First and foremost, thank you so much,” she said through her translator. “I have sat many times watching you on the big screen dreaming of one day becoming an actor. I just want to say thank you so much.”
Her award was one of three that Squid Game won that evening, as the show became the first non-English-language series and the first Korean series to win a SAG Award. The show also took home outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series for star Lee Jung-jae and outstanding action performance by a stunt ensemble in a television series.