Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator of “Squid Game”, is working on a new satire show called The Best Show on the Planet, based on the success of “Squid Game”. “Squid Game”, which debuted on Netflix last year, swiftly became a global sensation, eventually breaking the record for Netflix’s most-watched original piece of entertainment. The South Korean survival drama series followed the lives of a chosen few competitors who compete in a series of hazardous children’s games in order to win a substantial cash reward.
Dong-hyuk is already hard at work on “Squid Game“ season 2, which will premiere on Netflix in 2023 or 2024 and will offer intriguing new games, according to Dong-hyuk. The first season finished with the principal character, Seong Gi-hun, winning the prize money after surviving the last game, the title “Squid Game”. “Squid Game’s” first season hit more than 100 million homes faster than any other Netflix original show, and it was streamed for over three billion minutes in its first week.
In a new interview with Deadline, Dong-hyuk confirms that he’s not only working on season 2 of “Squid Game”, but also on The Best Show on the Planet, a comedy of the show’s success. While few specifics about the show are available, Dong-hyuk adds that it is still in the planning phases.
It’s unknown what the new show’s plot will be or who will feature in it, but fans of “Squid Game” appear to be in for a fascinating, self-referential analysis of a series that dominated popular culture for much of last year. The Best Show on the Planet appears to be following in the footsteps of “Squid Game”, which was hailed for its social messaging. While many specifics about the “Squid Game” creator’s new program remain undisclosed, it’s likely that the project will return to Netflix.
Dong-hyuk appears to be concentrating on season 2 of “Squid Game” for the time being, but it’s encouraging to see that he’s already working on another potential success. It’s unknown when the program will air, but with “Squid Game” season 2 set to premiere on Netflix in 2023 or 2024, The Best Show on the Planet is likely still a long way off. It’s unclear whether season 2 of “Squid Game” or The Best Show on the Planet will be able to match the success of the first season of Squid Game last year, but Dong-hyuk appears to be showing no signs of slowing down.