According To The Creator, “Squid Game” Season 2 Is A Natural Extension Of Season 1

Creator of “Squid Game” Hwang Dong-hyuk discusses how season 2 is a logical continuation of season 1’s events and provides other story elements. “Squid Game,” which debuted on Netflix last year, went viral very quickly. Lee Jung-Jae portrays Seong Gi-hun in the drama, which centers on a gang of downtrodden South Koreans who play lethal children’s games to win a sizable financial prize.

Gi-hun wins the competition after a sizable field of competitors is reduced throughout season 1, frequently in a graphic manner. Gi-hun, a transformed man, chooses to go see his relatives in the United States. However, Gi-hun decides against it just before boarding the aircraft, allegedly on a mission to stop other underprivileged South Koreans from participating in the games. As Dong-hyuk previously stated about Squid Game season 2, the plot would now center on Gi-hun demonstrating that all people have the potential for kindness.

Dong-hyuk provides more information on “Squid Game” season 2 in a recent interview with THR, saying that it won’t be a reaction to fan feedback but rather a logical progression from where things left off in season 1. Dong-hyuk claims that Gi-hun has undergone significant transformation by the end of season 1 without providing into further detail and that season 2 would “be about what that new Gi-hun is going to accomplish and how things will unfold with this new kind of character.” See Dong-whole hyuk’s response below:

“I’ve seen many reactions from people about the show, but I don’t want to make season two as a response to those reactions. The philosophies I put in season one all naturally extend to season two. Instead of trying to meet the expectations of viewers, I just thought about the last moment when Gi-hun turned away from boarding the plane, and I thought about what he will do next. There will naturally be a flow of events that will lead all the way to the end of the season. I can’t share any details yet, but you know that Seong Gi-hun has become a totally new person by the end of season one, so season two is going to be about what that new Gi-hun is going to do and how things will unfold with this new kind of character.”

“Squid Game” season 1’s original premise and the notion of a cast of characters competing in a deadly game show in an effort to win money are both appealing elements. Season 2’s development or departure from this concept is still to be seen, but Dong-remark hyuk’s hints that Gi-hun will remain a key figure in the narrative no matter what. Gi-hun is ostensibly on a quest to learn more about the game show’s producers and viewers, so it’s feasible that “Squid Game” season 2 may feature a fresh group of competitors but from a totally different angle.

Expectations for “Squid Game” season 2 are naturally high, given that the show’s first season became one of Netflix’s most well-known and watched shows. There is a potential that season 2 won’t have the same degree of critical praise and popularity if the show veers too far from what made season 1 popular. However, there’s a potential that “Squid Game” season 2 could surpass season 1 if Dong-hyuk can offer something that is once more rich, unexpected, and thrilling, but in a fresh way.