‘Squid Game’ Creator Confirms Hit Show Has Been Renewed for a Second Season

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It seems as though we will be getting another season of Netflix’s hit show, Squid Game

And the news has got us all buzzing with excitement!

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Keep scrolling for all the details we know so far.

Now, if you’ve not heard about Squid Game, where have you been?

Created and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the tantalizing thriller tells the story of “hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.”

It quickly became the first Korean drama to rank at number 1 on Netflix…

And managed to do so only 4 days after its release, beating out other popular K-dramas such as Vincenzo and It’s Okay Not To Be Okay.

It also received a 100% rating on Rotton Tomatoes and a solid 8.3/10 on IMDb.

That’s pretty impressive if you ask us…

During the Code conference, Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-CEO and Head of Content spoke out about the success, saying this:

Squid Game will definitely be our biggest non-English language show in the world, for sure [and has] a very good chance it’s going to be our biggest show ever.

“We did not see that coming, in terms of its global popularity,” he also admitted.

After seeing the show’s success, Hwang Dong-hyuk was asked if we would be getting another season…

At first, he spoke to Variety where Hwang admitted that the process of creating the hit Netflix show has been stressful and it’s not something he’s ready to re-do because of his lack of “teamwork.”

He also said:

“In my earlier days, I’d drink half a bottle of soju [Korean alcohol] to get the creative juices flowing. I can’t do that anymore,” Hwang said. “Writing [Squid Game] was harder than normal for me as it was a series, not a film. It took me 6 months to write and rewrite the first 2 episodes. Then I consulted verbally with friends, and picked up clues for improvements through my own pitching and from their responses.”

However, he did add this on the prospect of writing another season:

“I don’t have well-developed plans for ‘Squid Game 2.’ It is quite tiring just thinking about it. But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I’d consider using a writers’ room and would want multiple experienced directors.”

But it seems as though his hesitation is gone now because just today the creator confirmed that we will in fact be getting a second season!

Speaking to Associated Press, he confirmed the happy news.

Here’s an English translation for all the non-Korean speaking fans out there: “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! 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. But I do think it’s too early to say when and how that’s going to happen. So I will promise you this…(in English) Gi-Hun will come back, and he will do something for the world.”

It’s still pretty early days but keep your eyes peeled for that!