Although it’s been speculated for a while now, Netflix today made it official: Squid Game season 2 is happening. Netflix made the announcement across their social media platforms with the following message to fans from director, writer and executive producer Hwang Dong-hyuk, “It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever.” Season 1 saw 456 desperate contestants compete with each other in a mysterious and deadly survival game involving multiple rounds of childhood games to win 45.6 billion won prize money that could change their lives.
Premiering in in September 2021, the South Korean survival drama series took the world by storm and broke many Netflix streaming records. Hwang has confirmed that there will be some familiar faces in the new season including winner Gi-hun.
Executive producer Kim Ji-yeon told Tudum that the script is still currently in the works: “I know that a lot of the different fans and audiences have enjoyed the series very much, but really we’re focusing on how to make it even more joyful to the global audience.”
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