Netflix officially announced that its top 1 most-viewed TV series, “Squid Game,” will be getting a Season 2.
“Absolutely. The ‘Squid Game’ universe has just begun,” said co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos when asked if there would be a second season to the South Korean survival drama.
This doubled up the confirmation. “Squid Game” creator Hwang Dong-hyuk had affirmed there will be the next installment previously as well.
“There’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice! But I will say there will indeed be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently,” confirmed Hwang.
He also confirmed that lead actor Lee Jung-jae would also return in the second season as the main character, Seong Gi-hun.
According to Netflix, “Squid Game” became its biggest-ever TV series, estimated that subscribers worldwide streamed nearly 2 billion hours of the show in the first 28 days of its release on the platform.
To recap, the first season revolved around nearly 500 cash-strapped players who a mysterious organization invited to compete in a series of children’s games with a cruel twist to win a whopping KRW45.6 billion prize pool or around USD38.5 million.
The “Squid Game” is the first Korean series to make a mark of scoring a nomination at the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards. It had also won three Golden Globe Awards, three Critics Choice Awards nominations, and a Gotham Award for breakthrough series.
Stay tuned for more updates and possible teasers of Squid Game Season 2!