Squid Game writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed today at a Los Angeles event honoring the show’s first season that while he is currently in the planning process for the second season of the series, it’s still too early to say when the season will be produced.
Speaking to the Associated Press, he said: ‘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.’
The screenwriter added that the ideas ‘in my head right now’, as he is in the ‘planning process’ at the moment.
‘But I do think it’s too early to say when and how it’s going to happen. So I will promise you this… Gi-hun will come back, he’ll do something for the world.’
Speaking to The Korea Times, he said: ‘After about 12 years, the world has changed into a place where such peculiar, violent survival stories are actually welcomed.’
However, Hwang did admit that creating the first season was a draining process, recalling: “It was physically, mentally and emotionally draining. I kept having new ideas and revising the episodes as we were filming so the amount of work multiplied.”
Squid Game has become Netflix’s most-watched series to date, surpassing the viewing figures of period drama Bridgerton.With season one of Squid Game ending on a huge cliffhanger, many fans are desperate to find out what happens in the story next.
And the show also highlighted traditional folk games and has since become a source of meme fodder for the internet. On TikTok, #SquidGame has racked up more than 56.5 billion views.Amazon Business Exclusive Deals