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.