Not just one, but two seasons possibly in the works for the phenomenal Korean drama.
In an online interview on Tuesday, December 28, series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk told KBS that he is currently talking with streaming platform Netflix about the plans for “Squid Game” season 2 and season 3 and may make a decision soon.
It is the first time the award-winning writer-director dropped the possibility of creating a third season for the most-watched Netflix Original series in 2021. He hinted about producing the second season in another media interview in November.
The series creator revealed that “Squid Game” season 2 will focus on the story of Lee Jung-jae’s character Seong Gi-hun, the grand winner of the deadly game where financially-challenged people vie to win the ₩45.6 billion (US$38.9 million) cash prize.
“Squid Game” led the top popular charts of Netflix all over the world since debuting on September 17. It reached the No. 1 spot in over 90 countries served by the streaming service provider.
The nine-episode survival thriller also became the most-watched Netflix Original content in history, with a total of 1.65 billion streaming hours during its first four weeks.
The series also won several international awards and nominations, including the Breakthrough Series from Gotham Awards and Bingeworthy Show of the Year from the People’s Choice Awards.