Squid Game Season 2 Casts Park Gyu-young as Female Lead
By Seunghoon Lee | June 24, 2023
The highly anticipated Season 2 of the Netflix original series ‘Squid Game’ has added actress Park Gyu-young to its cast, as confirmed exclusively by Star News on the 23rd. Park Gyu-young joins previously announced cast members Im Si-wan and Noh Jae-win, who were reported to have joined the series earlier this month. The casting announcement for Season 2 was made by Netflix at the recent Tudum global fan event held in Brazil, alongside the returning Season 1 actors Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-hun, Wi Ha-joon, and Gong Yoo. Joining them as new contestants in Season 2 are Im Si-wan, Kang Ha-neul, Park Seong-hoon, and Yang Dong-geun.
The popularity of ‘Squid Game’ has reached a global scale, making the casting news of Season 2 highly anticipated. However, some fans expressed disappointment that there were no female performers announced in the initial casting announcement, as Season 1 featured strong female characters portrayed by Jeong Ho-yeon, Kim Joo-ryeong, and Lee Yu-mi. In response, Netflix stated that additional casting news will be released soon.
Park Gyu-young, who has been gaining recognition as the ‘Netflix girl’, has proven her talent through various projects. Her upcoming appearances include the Netflix series ‘Celebrity’, set to be released on the 30th, and Season 2 of ‘Sweet Home’, scheduled for release in the second half of this year. With her addition to Season 2 of ‘Squid Game’, Park Gyu-young will have appeared in three Netflix productions.
Park Gyu-young made her debut in 2016 through Jo Kwon’s music video ‘Crosswalk’ and has since showcased her acting abilities in popular dramas such as JTBC’s ‘The Third Charm’, tvN’s ‘Romance is a Bonus Book’, ‘Psycho But It’s Okay’, ‘The Devil Judge’, and SBS’s ‘Mung Bean Flower’. She has also made notable appearances in KBS 2TV’s ‘Dali and Gamjatang’. In 2021, she received the Female Newcomer Award and Best Couple Award at the KBS Drama Awards, solidifying her position as a rising star in the industry.
With her recent casting in the highly anticipated ‘Squid Game’ Season 2, which boasts a production budget of over 100 billion won, Park Gyu-young is expected to captivate global viewers with her portrayal of a yet-to-be-revealed character in the series.
‘Squid Game’ is a thrilling Netflix series that follows individuals who participate in a mysterious survival game with a prize of 45.6 billion won, risking their lives to become the ultimate winner. Directed and written by Hwang Dong-hyuk, Season 1 of the series, released in September 2021, garnered immense popularity worldwide, attracting over 111 million households within a month, making it the most-watched Netflix original film to date.
Season 2 of ‘Squid Game’ is set to commence filming this summer and aims for a 2024 release.
Reporter Seunghoon Lee | 2023.06.24 08:52
Park the young actor Kyu. /Photo=Reporter Lee Dong-hoon photoguy@’Squid Game’ The main female character of Season 2 was actress Park Gyu-young.
As a result of Star News’ exclusive broadcasts on the 23rd, it has been confirmed that Park Gyu-young has been cast in Season 2 of the Netflix original series ‘Squid Game’.
Previously, Star News exclusively reported on the 15th and 19th that Im Si-wan and Noh Jae-win have joined Season 2 of ‘The Squid Game’. After that, Netflix announced the casting series for Season 2 of ‘Squid Game’ at the Tudum global fan event held in Brazil. Along with Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-hun, Wi Ha-joon, and Gong Yoo, who were active in Season 1, Im Si-wan, Kang Ha-neul, Park Seong-hoon, and Yang Dong-geun join as new contestants in Season 2.
Since ‘Squid Game’ is gaining great popularity not only in Korea but also around the world, the casting news alone got a lot of attention. However, some expressed regret by noting that there was no female performer in the first casting series. This is because Jeong Ho-yeon, Kim Joo-ryeong, and Lee Yu-mi showed a strong presence in season 1. Jeong Ho-yeon was the first non-English TV drama to be honored with the Best Actress Award from the Actors Guild of America (SAG).
In response, Netflix declined to comment on the actress set of the cast, saying, “Additional casting will be released soon.”
Park the young actor Kyu. /Photo = Reporter Kim Chang-hyun chmt@
Park Gyu-young took on the role of the female lead in Season 2 of ‘Squid Game’. Park Gyu-young is a person who is now known as the ‘Netflix girl’. Park Kyu-young will appear on Netflix’s ‘Celebrity’, which will be released on the 30th, and will also appear on Season 2 of Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’, which will be released in the second half of this year . If you add season 2 of ‘Squid Game’, it’s only three times on Netflix.
Park Kyu-young, who debuted in the entertainment industry with Jo Kwon’s music video ‘Crosswalk’ in 2016, has appeared in JTBC’s ‘The Third Charm’, tvN’s ‘Romance is a Bonus Book’, ‘Psycho But It’s Okay’, ‘The Devil Judge’, SBS’s ‘Mung Bean Flower’, He has built his own filmography by consecutively appearing on KBS 2TV’s ‘Dali and Gamjatang’. In 2021, they won the Female Newcomer Award and the Best Couple Award at the KBS Drama Awards, and were recognized for their acting ability to increase attraction.
Park Gyu-young, who predicted a new peak when he was cast in the popular ‘Squid Game’ season 2, which cost more than 100 billion won in the production 7 years after his debut. It is expected that it will give a strong impact to global viewers with which character in the drama.
‘Squid Game’ is a Netflix series that tells the story of people who take part in a mysterious survival game with a prize of 45.6 billion won, risking their lives to become the final winner and challenge an extreme game, directed and written by Hwang Dong-hyuk . In Season 1, released in September 2021, Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Oh Young-soo, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, Heo Seong-tae, Kim Joo-ryeong, Gong Yoo, and Lee Byung-hun appeared, and in about a month, 111 million homes around the world watched ‘Squid Game’, the most watched Netflix original film of all time.
Season 2 of ‘Squid Game’ will begin filming this summer after casting has been completed, and the aim is to be released in 2024.
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