Squid Game Season 2 In The Works?

By Apeksha Bagchi | 1 month ago

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Even as you read this, Netflix subscribers’ new hot favorite, the Korean survival drama Squid Game is showing no signs of relinquishing its position as the number one series on the platform. Its popularity, something which it has been enjoying since day one of its debut, has only amped up exponentially with time and the best news is that Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator of Squid Game, is planning to continue the show’s deadly adventures with a Season 2. 

Recently, Hwang Dong-hyuk sat down for a chat with The Hollywood Reporter and talked at length about the divisive Season 1 ending of Squid Game. The finale saw the main character, Seong Gi-Hun deciding to not board the plane that would take him to his daughter in Los Angeles after he realizes that someone is still running the games, despite all the efforts he put in to end them for good. While Dong-hyuk agrees that Season 1 indeed ended with an open-ended conclusion, it can also be seen as a “good closure.”

“It’s true that season one ended in an open-ended way, but I actually thought that this could be good closure for the whole story, too. Season one ends with Gi-hun turning back and not getting on the plane to the States. And that was, in fact, my way of communicating the message that you should not be dragged along by the competitive flow of society, but that you should start thinking about who has created the whole system — and whether there is some potential for you to turn back and face it. So it’s not necessarily Gi-hun turning back to get revenge. It could actually be interpreted as him making a very on-the-spot eye contact with what is truly going on in the bigger picture,” Dong-hyuk explained. But this so doesn’t mean that there are no plans for Squid Game Season 2. 

Dong-hyuk further explained that if Netflix were to give the green light to Squid Game Season 2, he has many potential storylines he wants to explore. Like the story of the police officer and his brother, the Front Man, the history of the recruiter who took Gi-hun as a participant for the game, or Season 2 could explore what fans are already anticipating- how Gi-hun plans on putting an end to the games. 

Thus even though there is no official stamp of renewal from Netflix, Dong-hyuk has made it clear that he already has a set direction for Squid Games Season 2. This statement from the director is far more concrete than Dong-hyuk’s previous, rather ambiguous, response to the possibility of a second installment of the hit Netflix series. Previously, in a chat with Variety, the series creator had made it explicit that while he is happy with the overwhelming response the show has received, he is not good at teamwork and making a Season 2, the mere idea of which was “tiring” to him, will definitely require more writers and directors. 

But his recent statement has put the show’s fans at ease- given the massive success Squid Game has been, a Season 2 is inevitable, something Giant Freakin Robot has already confirmed in our exclusive scoop. We recently learned from one of our trusted and proven inside sources that Squid Game season 2 has already been greenlit by Netflix. As news of renewals are released a few weeks or often months after a series debut, it is not surprising that Hwang Dwang-hyuk is unwilling to reveal the big news just yet. We have also learned that the streamer is very impressed with the mega positive response the show has received, so apart from developing a sequel, they are also interested in creating spin-offs where Squid Game is played in other countries.For those who still haven’t watched Squid Game, the hit Netflix series sees a large group of people, drowning in multiple debts, unwittingly saying yes to playing a series of childish games, which hold lethal consequences for those who fail to win. And the price for such a deadly endgame? The winner takes home more than $40 million cash prize. Intrigued? Well, you better get on with binging Season 1 before Netflix finally officializes Squid Game Season 2.