Squid Game became one of the biggest hits ever for Netflix after it debuted this summer. The streaming giant now says that the show will return for a second season. This is the first official announcement, despite massive fan speculation that another visit to the violent underground presented by the series was inevitable.
Series writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed the news in an interview with the Associated Press. He acknowledged that pressure and support from fans has left him with no choice but to bring the show back for another run.
“There’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice!”
Previously, Hwang has only hinted at a second season. Now that more episodes have been officially announced, fan speculation is sure to run wild. People can’t get enough of the show. It’s been watched by American audiences for billions of minutes.
The Korean drama follows the main character, Gi-hun, through a series of children’s games adapted to cause adult death. It’s like Mario Party meets The Hunger Games, except they show all the violence. While it’s not for everybody, the show was a massive hit.
Hwang Dong-hyuk said that he didn’t make a lot of money on the first season. He’s counting on the new episodes to be his meal ticket. Now that the show is an established megahit, he’s likely to receive a generous payday from Netflix.
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