Netflix today confirmed that popular series Squid Game has officially been renewed for a second season. Squid Game is currently the most-viewed non-English TV series on the streaming service with 1.65 million hours viewed in its first 28 days.
In the series, from writer, director, producer and creator Hwang Dong-hyuk, 456 desperate contestants compete with each other in a mysterious and deadly survival game involving multiple rounds of childhood games to win 45.6 billion won prize money that can pull them out of their misery.
Dong-hyuk made the following statement about Season 2: “It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever.
“As the writer, director and producer of Squid Game, a huge shout out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show.”
He added: “And now, Gi-hun returns. The Front Man returns. Season 2 is coming. The man in the suit with ddakji might be back.
“You’ll also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su. Join us once more for a whole new round.”
In the series, a mysterious invitation to join the game is sent to people at risk who are in dire need of money. 456 participants from all walks of life are locked into a secret location where they play games in order to win 45.6 billion won.
Every game is a Korean traditional children’s game such as Red Light, Green Light, but the consequence of losing is death. Who will be the winner, and what is the purpose behind this game?
The first season consisted of nine episodes, but we don’t have an episode count yet for the second season.
The series was originally announced by Netflix as “Round Six,” which is the literal translation of the Korean title Squid Game. In the end, the series was released as Squid Game in English-speaking territories as well.
You can view both the teaser image and quote from Hwang Dong-hyuk that Netflix released today below.
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