Game’s not over yet, Squid Game fans. The show’s creator and director, Hwang Dong-hyuk, has confirmed the phenomenal Korean series will be back for season 2.
“There’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season,” Hwang told AP News at a red carpet event for the show in LA.
“It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently. But I do think it’s too early to say when and how that’s going to happen. So I will promise you this, Gi-hun will be back and he’ll do something for the world,” Hwang explained.
In a previous interview with The Times, Hwang said that if he gets to do a season 2, he would likely focus it on “the issue with police officers” and the story of the Frontman, who used to be an officer before becoming the deadly competition’s administrator.
His recent statement, in addition to the cliffhanger in the season 1 finale, hints that viewers can also expect more of Gi-hun’s high-risk adventures, as he tries to crack down the real masterminds behind the deadly games.
Hwang also emphasized in an interview with Variety that working on the follow-up would require him a great deal of time, as he is currently preoccupied with the draft of his upcoming film tentatively titled “KO Club.”
This comes alongside the enormous amount of energy and creativity he would need to write every episode. Hwang said that it took him 13 long years to have season 1 created into a series, with six months spent on just polishing the first two episodes.
While things are still up in the air, the fact that Squid Game earned Netflix its biggest-ever series at launch—with viewership totaling 111 million views worldwide—is every reason to anticipate the success of its second season.