Squid Game director and creator Hwang Dong-hyuk reveals what’s in store for the global megahit when it finally returns to Netflix for season two, as fans can’t wait for it to return
Billions of us enjoyed Netflix’s macabre Squid Game last year – but don’t expect a sequel until at least 2023 or 2024, the show’s creator says.
The streaming sensation has quickly become the platform’s most-watched show – so demand for a second series is extremely high.
Showrunner Hwang Dong-hyuk told Vanity Fair that fans should be patient, as he only had three pages of ideas for the final storyline.
But he suggested the characters would definitely be tested through a series of games, just like in the first installment.
He said: “Humanity is going to be tested through these games once again. I want to ask the question: “Is true solidarity between humans possible?
The in-demand director is currently in final talks with Netflix about Season 2.
Earlier this year, the streaming giant confirmed a second series was coming, with Netflix chief Ted Sarandos teasing: “The Squid Game universe has just begun”.
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With its edge-of-the-seat plot and graphic violence, Squid Game kept us all hooked, with each thriller ending tenser than the last.
The show follows 456 desperate people vying to win ₩45.6 billion South Korean won in a bloody, high-stakes competition involving a series of initially innocuous children’s games.
Featuring stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Jung Hoyeon and Oh Yeong-su, the show was watched by an incredible 111 million viewers in its first 28 days on Netflix.
And the squid’s tentacles have stretched far and wide – with some 2.1 billion hours watched worldwide.
The show was also a critical success, receiving three Screen Actors Guild accolades and two Critics Choice Awards.
One actor even received a Golden Globe – Yeung-su, 77, who played the frail and wise player 001.