The Universe Of “Squid Game” Might Extend To Other Nations, According To The Creator

The universe of “Squid Game,” according to its creator Hwang Dong-hyuk, may broaden to include additional nations. “Squid Game,” which Hwang both wrote and directed, demolished all streaming records and became viral after its September 2021 premiere on Netflix. “Squid Game,” starring Lee Jung-Jae as protagonist Seong Gi-hun, is about a competition with 456 participants who are eliminated as they compete to win the grand prize of $1,000 by playing a series of deadly children’s games.

Squid Game dominated the streaming service’s charts after the survival thriller’s Netflix debut, garnering 1.65 billion hours of viewing in the first 28 days. Gi-hun emerged as the winner of the lethal games in the “Squid Game,” which starred Lee, Jung Ho-Yeon, Park Hae-soo, and Lee Byung-hun. Netflix recently declared that Squid Game season 2 is in the works and revealed the information in a menacing trailer that includes the evil robot doll Young-hee. The next installment’s plot contents and release date are still a mystery.

Following the Emmy nominations for “Squid Game,” Hwang now talks openly about expanding the “Squid Game” universe. According to Deadline, the showrunner says he wants to depict the titular games taking place in other countries. He claims that a moment from season 1 where the VIPs bring up the Korean games highlights the concept. The prolific director claims that he developed “Squid Game” in order to broaden the universe and demonstrate games from many cultures. The complete statement from Hwang is below:

I wrote the script in a way to hint that the Squid Game was happening in other parts of the world. As you can see from the conversations that the VIPs are having, they say the Korean game this year is spectacular, which means that there are other games as well. So this was also intended, because I thought that if the show did well, I wanted to expand the universe further, so that other countries could have their own version of the Squid Game.

Indeed, Hwang produced a fascinating first season of “Squid Game,” and Netflix continues to bet on the program’s record-breaking success and plans to broaden the world of the series. A “Squid Game” reality TV show was recently revealed to be in the works. Although some viewers have expressed concern that the ideas of class politics in “Squid Game: The Challenge” would be undermined, Hwang appears to be in favor of the planned reality show, having declared that he is honored to see “Squid Game: The Challenge” come to fruition.

Hwang recently provided an update on the second season of “Squid Game” and teased that new games and characters, including Young-boyfriend hee’s Cheol-su, would be appearing. Of course, despite Hwang’s evasiveness in season 2, the filmmaker appears to have a clear vision for the “Squid Game” universe. The first season of “Squid Game” paved the way for a variety of spinoffs that might introduce a new cast of characters that are involved in video games all over the world. Fans of “Squid Game” can currently anticipate seeing Gi-hun and the Front Man in the upcoming chapter.

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