Finally, good news! Netflix has revealed that one of its most famous and acclaimed series is continuing after the fans literally screamed for more on social media. Long story short, the streaming service has released a message announcing that Squid Game season 2 is coming soon.
Netflix announcing Squid Game season 2 (오징어 게임) comes after a long wait and high expectations since the details were kept like the best-kept secret. However, now the creator of the series Hwang Dong-Hyuk confirmed that a second installment is going to see the light soon.
"It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year," Hwang's message begins. "But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever," he said before mentioning the fans of the series. “As the writer, director, and producer of ‘Squid Game,’ a huge shout out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show.”
If you watched the series, you must realize that not everyone is coming back for season two. However, the announcement hints that two main characters will return to the series, Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-Jae) and the masked antagonist the Front Man (Lee Byung-hun). “The man in the suit with ddakji might be back.”
Remember the deadly doll Young-hee? Well, it has a boyfriend and will be introduced in season 2. "Join us once more for a whole new round," the message concludes.
Kim Ji-Yeon who serves as Executive producer revealed that there has been a lot of pressure for a second installment. "We are working on the script right now and making the form of the story," Kim said. "I know that a lot of the different fans and audiences have enjoyed the series very much, but really we're focusing on how to make it even more joyful to the global audience."
In another interview with Vanity Fair, Hwang revealed that season 2 could be released as early as 2023 or 2024. "Humanity is going to be put to a test through those games once again," he said.
Despite this is not the first Korean production on the streaming platform, according to The Guardian, Squid Game is the first Korean production to top the popularity list in the U.S. To make matters even better, Deadline revealed that Netflix’s co-chief executive officer and chief content officer Ted Sarandos recently revealed the K-drama could be Netflix’s biggest show ever should its viewership continue its early pattern.