Squid Game to return for a season two

By Amelia Riley

Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has confirmed a season two of Squid Game after becoming Netflix’s largest ever launch.

After more than 100 million people watched the show within its first month, the Netflix hit will be getting a second season, which is not often common for South Korean shows.

“I almost feel like you leave us no choice.” Hwang Dong-hyuk said, due to the reaction the dystopian received.

Premiering in September, Squid Game was part of Netflix’s efforts to show more international programmes.

Set in South Korea, the series follows people who are heavily in debt. 456 people are invited to play a series of games to win 45.6bn (around £28m). But what they don’t know is that if you lose, you die.

“When we first started investing in Korean series and films in 2015, we knew we wanted to make world-class stories for the core K-content fans across Asia and the world,” said Netflix’s vice president for content in Korea, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Minyoung Kim.

“Squid Game has broken through beyond our wildest dreams.”

Squid Game, which was watched by 111 million users in its first 28 days, knocked Bridgerton, which received 82 million views, off the top spot.

Hwang Dong-hyuk said: “There’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season.

“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.

“So I will promise you this, Gi-hun will be back and he’ll do something for the world.”

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