NETFLIX’S hit unique sequence Squid Game is formally getting a second season.
Ted Sarandos, Co- CEO and Chief Content Officer, confirmed the thrilling information throughout Netflix’s fourth-quarter 2021 earnings interview.
“Absolutely. The Squid Game universe has just begun,” stated Sarandos when requested concerning the return of the Korean thriller sequence.
The information of the present’s renewal doesn’t come as a shock to many. Since its debut final September, Squid Game has change into a large success globally.
In reality, it went on to change into the most-streamed Netflix sequence, topping the charts in 94 nations. Director Hwang Dong-hyuk additionally has not been shy to debate the potential for a second season.
Speaking final yr to the Associated Press, Hwang shared his plans for the sequel.
“So 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!” he stated.
The director continued: “It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently. But I do think it’s too early to say when and how that’s going to happen.”
However, the sequel will focus extra on the present’s lead character Seong Gi-hun (performed by Lee Jung-jae) this time round. More particularly, the present will shed a lightweight on the character’s newfound knowledge.
“I would think that in the second season, what he has learned from the games and his experience in the first season, they will all be put to use in a more active manner.”
The creator additionally confirmed beforehand that he was in dialogue with Netflix for a possible second and third season. “We will come to a conclusion any time soon” stated Hwang in his interview with The Korea Times.
The thriller sequence follows 456 financially insecure people. To change their destiny, they compete in a contest of lethal kids’s video games to win the money prize of practically US$40 million (RM167.5 million).