Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator of “Squid Game”, has provided an update on when season 2 of the show will be available on Netflix. In 2021, the South Korean dystopian thriller about a gang of players fighting in a lethal tournament for cash became a worldwide sensation. Within 10 days of its premiere, “Squid Game” had been the most-watched Netflix show in 90 countries, and eventually the streaming service’s most-watched show of all time, with 1 billion hours viewed in its first 28 days.
The popularity of “Squid Game” prompted Netflix to announce a second season early this year. Although few details of “Squid Game” season 2 have been revealed, Hwang has stated that protagonist Seong Gi-hun (played by Lee Jung-jae) and game overseer Front Man (played by Lee Byung-hun) will return. “Squid Game” season 2 will bring more dangerous games, according to Hwang, which will be “even better” than season 1.
When it comes to when “Squid Game” season 2 will be available on Netflix, Hwang recently informed Vanity Fair that it will be around 2023 or 2024. The plot is still being fleshed out, with Hwang claiming to have only three pages of ideas thus far. Before getting into the specifics, the filmmaker is now completing final negotiations with Netflix for the next season of “Squid Game”.
Despite the fact that the developers of “Squid Game” haven’t revealed much about how the story will progress, the show’s progress is nonetheless intriguing for fans who binge-watched all nine episodes of season 1 last year. However, shows that become unexpected smash hits run the danger of failing in their second season, so Hwang will most likely take his time crafting the screenplay and expanding on the concepts offered in the massively successful “Squid Game” season 1. If Hwang can craft a tale that is even more dramatic and captivating than the previous installment, the wait for another round of “Squid Game” will be well worth it.
“Squid Game”, however, has accomplished more than simply providing the world with another fascinating program to watch. “Squid Game” has had a huge cultural impact, bringing Korean entertainment to the attention of the globe and introducing many people to the world of K-drama. Interest in Korean entertainment is on the rise, thanks to “Squid Game” and other successful ventures such as the Academy Award-winning Parasite and Apple’s Pachinko, not to mention the crazy popularity of K-pop. That should give Hwang and Netflix even more reason to take their time with “Squid Game” season 2 and give it the attention it deserves.