On November 8, Netflix’s mega-hit series Korean series “Squid Game” held a promotional event in Los Angeles.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Hwang Dong-Hyuk, the director and writer of “Squid Game,” confirmed that there would be a second season of the series.
“There’s been a lot of demand and pressure and love for a second season,” he said. “It almost feels like we don’t have a choice. The next season is in my head right now. At this moment, I’m in the planning stages. It’s too early to say when and how it will come out though. But I can promise this. The main character, Gi Hun, will be back and do something for the world.” (The main character, Seong Gi Hun, is played by Lee Jung Jae.)
Although the production staff previously hinted at the possibility of a second season, this is the first time that the director has explicitly stated that he is planning a second season. However, Netflix has yet to confirm whether they will renew the series for another season.
“Squid Game” ranked No. 1 on Netflix’s top 10 rankings of their most popular shows for weeks. According to Variety, it has recorded more than 3 billion minutes watched and is reportedly projected to make Netflix almost $900 million in value. In October, Netflix revealed that 111 million Netflix subscribers around the world had watched the show.
Squid Game season one followed 456 people entering a deadly competition where the ultimate winner lands the prize of 45,6 billion Won.