Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d have known by now the global phenomenon that is Squid Game.
This hit K-drama is Netflix’s biggest-ever show, reaching number 1 across 90 countries since it premiered on September 17.
This engrossing series depicts a Hunger-Games-like vibe, where 456 debt-ridden contestants are invited to take part in a series of children’s games for an astronomical cash prize of $38 million by a mysterious organisation The catch? They have to gamble their lives to win.
According to Variety, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed his plans to the Associated Press at a screening and Q&A in Los Angeles on Nov 8.
“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,” he said.
Hwang did tone down expectations that while he has plans to work on another season, he doesn’t know when production will begin.
Netflix has yet to make any official announcement on whether Squid Game will get a new season.
Hwang, however, did mention that he hopes to get lead actor Lee Jung-jae to reprise his role as Seong Gi-hun.
Earlier this year, Hwang told CNN that he was considering a second season of Squid Game. “Writing, producing, and directing a series alone was really such a big task. When I think about doing the same for Season 2, I’m personally kind of worried. There’s nothing confirmed at the moment, but so many people are enthusiastic that I’m really contemplating it.”
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Wi Ha-joon, who plays Jun-ho, told Vulture that he’d be interested to explore the relationship between his character and his brother in season 2.
“I’m also dying to find out. I haven’t heard anything, so I really want to know what happened. If there is to be a season two, and if Jun-ho is to return, then I personally hope we can look into his relationship with his brother, as well as what made his brother make these choices and led him to being there. That’s my personal wish,” he said.