Squid Game is a new Korean show that was released on Netflix this year. The show was released on 17th September. It quickly gained fame on the streaming platform.
According to some sources, Squid Game is one of the most-watched shows on Netflix. However, fans are excited for season 2. Season one of the show ended with a twist. The last episode of the show made a lot of buzz on the Internet.
Will there be Squid Game Season 2
Netflix has not announced anything about Squid Game Season 2 yet. But, it is only been 10 days since the show was released. Netflix usually takes months to renew the US shows. But there is less information about their international renewals.
There are other big Korean shows on Netflix that got renewed. Kingdom and love alarm are both Korean shows and both of them were renewed.
The production of the show started in 2019 and we had to wait for 2 years for the show. However, because of the pandemic, we might get season 2 of the show in 2023.
Squid Game Season 1 ended on a cliffhanger. Seong Gi-hun won 456 billion won. One year later, Gi-hun saw a Salesman on the train station recruiting another player. He decides to stay in Korea and cancels his plan to go to America to see his daughter. He wants revenge on the creators of the deadly game.
The ending scene suggested that Gi-hun’s story is not finished yet. He will try to get the police on his side to stop the deadly game. He might contact the winners of the past games to fulfill his plan.
Season 1 of the show revealed that the deadly game is happening all around the world. We might get to see a different story from another country.
What cast and crew of Squid Game think about season 2 of the show?
Hwang Dong-hyuk, writer and director of the show told Variety magazine that he wrote season 1 of the show by himself. He also revealed that it took him a lot of time to write the story. Hwang Dong-hyuk is mostly known for his movies. He revealed his experience with Netflix;
“In my earlier days, I’d drink half a bottle of soju (Korean liquor) to get the creative juices flowing. I can’t do that any more,” he said. “Writing (‘Squid Game’) was harder than normal for me as it was a series, not a film. It took me six months to write and rewrite the first two episodes. Then I consulted verbally with friends, and picked up clues for improvements through my own pitching and from their responses.”
He also revealed that he is not planning to return:
I don’t have well developed plans for ‘Squid Game 2.’ It is quite tiring just thinking about it. But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I’d consider using a writers’ room and would want multiple experienced directors,” he said.
He is working on a new film “KO Club”.
All the players of the game died in the last season. Lee Jung-Jae will be returning to play his role.
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.