Squid Game became a global phenomenon in 2021, and is now the most watched show in Netflix history. For those wondering if they can expect a second season, its creator Hwang Dong-hyuk recently confirmed in an interview with The Associated Press that he will be making more of the dark Korean drama.
Squid Game season 2 in "planning process," says Dong-hyuk
Squid Game only made its debut in September, but fans of the show are already clamoring for more! In a translation of the Associated Press interview provided by Forbes, Dong-hyuk commented on how he's felt "so much pressure, so much demand, and so much love" for Squid Game to receive a season 2. Then, he went on to announce some exciting news— there are in fact plans for the show to return!
"But I will say there will indeed be a second season," Dong-hyuk shared, mentioning that he is "in the planning process currently." His words mark the first official confirmation that Squid Game will be back, coming even before Netflix has announced its fate. However, it might take a while for season 2 to hit the streaming platform. Dong-hyuk called it "too early to say when and how" the wildly popular series will continue, but said the character "Gi-Hun" is returning to "do something for the world."
As Forbes mentions, Dong-hyuk has previously talked about the possibility of more Squid Game. The show's creator and director said a while ago that he "would certainly not do it alone," unlike his approach to the first season, which was entirely helmed by him. To date, Squid Game has been watched by more than 100 million viewers around the world, breaking the record that was previously held by period drama Bridgerton.