Squid Game is making a triumphant return.
On Sunday, Netflix announced that the show’s second season has been approved.
A letter from Hwang Dong-hyuk to his admirers reveals that director, writer, and executive producer Gi-hun has returned. “Reunited: The Front Man There will be a second season.”
There is a fictitious South Korean drama called “Squid Game” in which people who are short on funds take part in dangerous children’s activities in order to earn money.
“Squid Game” follows a divorced gambler named Seong Gi-hun, who enters a tournament for the chance to win a large sum of money.
A fresh cast and storylines for season two were hinted at by Hwang.
It’s possible that “the man in the suit with ddakji” (the mystery salesperson who attracts desperate contestants to the game show) will return, he wrote.
The show’s iconic robotic doll, Young-“lover,” hee’s Cheol-su, will also be presented in the letter.
According to Netflix, “Squid Game” was the company’s “biggest-ever series upon debut” in October. With 1.65 billion hours of viewing in the first 28 days after its premiere, it is the first Korean series to ever attain the top spot on this platform’s Korean drama chart in the United States.
In the letter, Hwang said, “It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year.” It took just 12 days for Squid Game to surpass all other television programs in popularity, though.
The second season of the sitcom was confirmed by Hwang last year.
For a second season, “there’s been a lot of desire, affection, and attention,” he added. “Therefore, I feel compelled to produce a season two,” says the creator.
It had previously been stated that Hwang Dong-hyuk will be returning for the second season of “Squid Game.”
For a second season, there’s been a tonne of pressure, demand, and affection. So it’s almost as if you’re forcing us to make a decision!” Last year, Hwang told the AP. There will, however, be a second season of the show. Right now, I’m thinking about it. presently, I’m working on a project.”
Lee Jung-jae, the primary actor of “Squid Game’s” main character, Seong Gi-hun, will reprise his role, according to Hwang.
In the first 28 days of its release, “Squid Game” was watched by 1.65 billion people throughout the world, according to Netflix’s estimate of how many people watched the show. The first season of “Survivor: China” has 456 cash-strapped competitors competing in a series of deadly children’s games for a portion of the 45.6 billion prize pool (about $38.5 million).
This was the first Korean series to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, and the first non-English-language series to do so. The series was nominated in four categories: cast in a drama series, actor in a drama series (Lee Jung-jae), actress in a drama series (Jung Ho-yeon), and stunt ensemble.
O Yeong-su received a supporting actor award for “Squid Game,” which won three Golden Globe Awards, including best television drama. Aside from that, it was nominated for three Critics’ Choice Awards and won a Gotham Award for best new series.
Squid Game’s first season cost $21.4 million and Netflix estimates it will bring in $891 million in “impact value,” according to leaked internal data obtained by Bloomberg.
Netflix has 221.8 million global customers by the end of 2021. Paid streaming leader’s stock fell sharply on Thursday as it anticipated slower-than-expected Q1 subscriber growth and acknowledged that competition may be harming customer acquisition.