CINEMA: Netflix confirms Squid Game Season 2.

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Squid Game Sea­son 2 has offi­cial­ly been giv­en the green light (not the red light), Net­flix Co-CEO and Chief Con­tent Offi­cer Ted Saran­dos has con­firmed. The South Kore­an sur­vival show quick­ly became the stream­ing giant’s biggest series of all time, and now, as revealed by Vari­ety, Saran­dos has hint­ed at oth­er sto­ries far beyond a sim­ple sec­ond season.

“Absolute­ly. The “Squid Game” uni­verse has just begun”

Speak­ing for Net­flix’s Q4 2021 Earn­ings Inter­view, Ted Saran­dos not only con­firmed that Squid Game Sea­son 2 is absolute­ly, def­i­nite­ly, total­ly on the way (some­thing that should keep fans com­ing back for more after this cliffhang­er-style end­ing), but even sug­gests that the huge suc­cess of the first sea­son will spawn a larg­er fran­chise. Make no mis­take, Net­flix now has a big pres­ence in the Squid games business.

Cre­at­ed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, who researched the idea for a decade, and star­ring Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, O Yeong-su, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, Heo Sung-tae, Anu­pam Tri­pathi and Kim Joo-ryoung, Squid Game focus­es on a con­test in which 456 play­ers, from dif­fer­ent back­grounds but each deeply in debt, play a set of chil­dren’s games with dead­ly con­se­quences, in the hope of win­ning a prize of 45 .6 bil­lion won.

The first series of Squid Game was released last year on Sep­tem­ber 17, 2021 to crit­i­cal acclaim and inter­na­tion­al atten­tion. Squid Game is now Net­flix’s most-watched series, becom­ing the most-watched pro­gram in 94 coun­tries and attract­ing over 142 mil­lion mem­ber house­holds and rack­ing up 1.65 bil­lion hours of view­ing in its first four weeks after its launch. launch, over­tak­ing pre­vi­ous title­hold­er, Bridger­ton, as the stream­ing plat­for­m’s most-watched show.

Although it took a while to con­vince, Hwang Dong-hyuk was final­ly per­suad­ed to return for a sec­ond sea­son of Squid Game. “So there’s been so much pres­sure, so much demand and so much love for a sec­ond sea­son,” the cre­ator said in Novem­ber last year. “So I almost feel like you’re leav­ing us no choice! But I will say there will indeed be a sec­ond sea­son. It’s in my head right now. I’m plan­ning right now. But I think it’s too ear­ly to tell when and how it’s going to be. So I’ll promise you this
 Gi-hun will be back, he’ll do some­thing for the world.

Sea­son 2 details remain close­ly watched at this time, although Hwang Dong-hyuk has giv­en some insight into where the world of Squid Game could go, with the cre­ator say­ing it could focus on a mys­te­ri­ous char­ac­ter. , The Front Man.

“While I was writ­ing Sea­son 1, I thought about the sto­ries that could be in Sea­son 2 if I could make one – one would be the leader sto­ry.” Por­trayed by Ter­mi­na­tor Genisys star Lee Byung-hun, The Front Man begins as the masked leader of the game Squid, before being revealed as Hwang In-ho, the miss­ing broth­er of police offi­cer Hwang Jun-ho.

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