Squid Game creator, writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk has confirmed that the wheels are in motion for season 2. He didn’t have too much to give away, but any word on s2 is gold for now.
Of course, it’s no surprise that another chapter is in the works, considering just how quickly Netflix‘s brutal South Korean series became a success. The nine-episode series took just 17 days from its debut to have 111 million households tune in and become the streaming giant’s biggest show so far.
As for the next chapter: “I do have a basic storyline for season two — it’s all in my head — and I am currently in the brainstorming stage,” Hwang said to The Hollywood Reporter via translator. “It will happen, someday, but as for when I cannot tell you the details.”
And as those that have seen the first season will know, the cliffhanger (spoiler) saw lead character Seong Gi-hun (played by Lee Jung-jae) choose not to fly to see his daughter in Los Angels and instead stay in South Korea, seemingly determined to join the game again – this time with the intention of bringing it all down.
Hwang had the following morsel to offer: “What I can say is that Gi-hun is going to be back, and he will do something for the world.”
The pressure for a follow-up season was hitting Hwang way before he hit L.A. to chat with the media; there is the internet, after all.
“There was a lot of pressure for season two even when I was in Korea, so I have felt that pressure for a long time,” Hwang said. “We get on YouTube and see people that have already written season two and season three for us.”
So, there you go, he has been taking notice of the many, many fan theories out there pondering where season 2 will take Gi-hun and the crazy game. Perhaps some fans will be able to see tidbits of their ideas playing out?
For now, we wait. On Netflix’s end, they’re keeping their cool, telling THR in a simple comment: “A second season is in discussions, but not confirmed yet.”