The reaction to the series has left him “no choice” but to make another, Hwang said Monday at a red carpet event for “Squid Game” at NeueHouse in Los Angeles.
“There is so much demand, love and attention for a season two, so I feel like I have no choice but to make a season two,” he said.
“I have a vague idea of it, but I think it’s too early to say when or how specifically. But I can promise you this – Gi-hun will be back and he will do something for the world.”
A Netflix spokesperson told CNN that the company was in talks about a second season, but that it had not yet been confirmed.
“Squid Game” is a fictional drama from South Korea in which participants in desperate need of money play deadly children’s games to win cash prizes.
On October 12, Netflix exclusively told CNN that it was its “biggest series ever at launch.”
In early October, Hwang told CNN his thoughts on a second series.
“Writing, producing and directing a series alone was really such a big job. When I think about doing the same thing for season two, I’m a little concerned personally,” he said. “Nothing has been confirmed at this point, but so many people are excited that I’m really thinking about it.”