The fact that Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game” would get a second season was never in doubt. Season 2 was confirmed by creator Hwang Dong-hyuk in November 2021.
The show became Netflix’s most-watched series soon after its release. Dong-Hyuk, who is most known for his work on South Korean films such as The Fortress, Miss Granny, and Silenced, is the writer-director of Squid Game.
The show revolves around a group of 456 cash-strapped players who agreed to compete in children’s games on a remote island in the hopes of winning 456 billion won. However, they soon discover that the reward comes with deadly high risks.
The series received three Golden Globe nominations as a byproduct of its success, with South Korean veteran actor O Yeong-Su winning Best Supporting Actor in a Series for his role as Oh Il-Nam/Player 001.
It was also the first non-English production to receive four major SAG nominations: Outstanding Male Actor for Lee Jung-Jae, Outstanding Female Actor for Jung Ho-Yeon, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, and Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble.
Last Saturday morning, Netflix officially announced Season 2 in the following video,
“It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever. 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,” Creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk said in a statement. “And now, Gi-hun returns. The Front Man returns. Season 2 is coming. The man in the suit with ddakji might be back. You’ll also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-Su. Join us once more for a whole new round.”
Squid Game is currently Netflix’s most popular original series launch of all time. It was seen by 142 million member households around the world in its first four weeks. Fans are beyond excited about the new update and are anxiously waiting for more. Tell us in the comments if you are one of them.