Another season of “Squid Game” is coming.
Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed the plans to the Associated Press during a screening and Q&A in Los Angeles for the Korean drama, which has become a global phenomenon for Netflix in recent months.
“There’s so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you’re leaving us no choice!” Hwang told the Associated Press on Monday night’s red carpet: “But I will say that there is indeed a second season. It’s in my head now. I am currently in the planning process.”
However, Hwang tempered expectations by saying it’s too early to give concrete details about the follow-up to the big hit, and Netflix hasn’t made an official announcement yet. Hwang did say that lead actor Lee Jung-jae will return as lead character Seong Gi-hun
“I think it’s too early to say when and how that will happen. So I promise you this, Gi-hun will be back. He will do something for the world,” Hwang said.
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) Nov 9, 2021
After premiering on Netflix in September, “Squid Game” quickly gained millions of fans around the world, keeping it number 1 in Netflix’s top 10 most popular shows for weeks. According to Nielsen, more than 3 billion minutes were watched last week and Netflix is estimated to be worth $891 million, according to leaked internal documents obtained by Bloomberg.
Speak with Variety In late September, after the show premiered, and before it became hugely famous, Hwang said he’d consider hiring a writer’s room and multiple directors if he did a season 2.
“I don’t have any well-developed plans for ‘Squid Game 2’,” he said at the time. “It’s pretty exhausting just thinking about it. But if I were to do it, I certainly wouldn’t do it alone. I would consider using a writers room and would like multiple experienced directors.”