Creator and director Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed that Netflix’s Squid Game will return for a second season, bringing a sigh of relief to loyal fans.
On Monday, at a guild screening of Squid Game in Hollywood, Hwang told the Associated Press that the show’s rabid fans had compelled him to begin working on its second season right away.
Netflix’s dystopian drama, which came out in September, has grown to become the most-watched series ever, beating Bridgerton’s previous record.
At the red carpet screening, Hwang talked about the show with Lee Jung-jae, who plays Gi-hun.
‘So 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!’ Hwang said.
‘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 continued.
As the creator of the show who also directed every episode, he did not have much to say about the direction of a second season, but he acknowledged Lee will remain a major character.
Squid Game, a mystery game show offering a life-changing jackpot (around $40 million) to its winners, draws thousands of applicants from all over South Korea.