South Korean sensation Squid Game will be back for season two, the show’s maker has flagged.
“There’s been so much pressure, so much demand, and so much love,” director and writer Hwang Dong-hyuk said at a red carpet event for the series. “You leave us no choice!”
The reason of Squid Game, at this point, is notable. A bloody, ultra-stylised critique of capitalism told through a fight royale of characters contending in savage interpretations of Korean childhood games, the series skyrocketed to become Netflix’s most-watched show of all time.
A “mind-boggling” 142m households tuned into the series, Netflix said last month, and it arrived at the No 1 slot in the streamer’s Top 10 lists in 94 nations.
The show is assessed to have produced $900m in value for Netflix, as per leaked internal documents revealed by Bloomberg.
Squid Game’s first season finished on a cliffhanger note, with Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), the victor and sole survivor of the games, making plans to unmask its shady organisers.
“I will promise you this,” said Hwang. “Gi-hun will come back. He will do something for the world.”
Different subtleties stay up in the air.
“I’m in the planning process currently. I do think it’s too early to say when and how [season two is] going to happen.”
Netflix, in the mean time, tempered expectations.
“A second season is in discussions, but not confirmed yet,” a representative for the organization said.