Out of nowhere, Squid Game blew up to become not just one of the biggest shows of the year, or the most talked-about series on the planet, but Netflix’s most-viewed streaming series ever. Created by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the violent Korean satire – a kind of Parasite meets Battle Royale, as people facing inescapable debt play expansive murder-games in the hope of bagging a life-changing cash prize – slowly grew into a phenomenon and then exploded in popularity, racing up the Netflix charts, grabbing headlines, and becoming the biggest talking point on social media for weeks on end. And you know what that means: there’ll be more where it came from.
Speaking in an interview, Hwang stated that he’s working on a Season 2 – though any hopes that it’ll hit Netflix immediately should be tempered. It’s currently in the early planning stages, and there’s no suggestion that they’re rushing into a new set of episodes. Watch the full interview clip here, with translations courtesy of The Associated Press.
If Hwang talking about a second season is the closest thing to a confirmation as you can get, it’s worth noting that Netflix hasn’t announced a renewal officially. But look: there’s no way they’re turning that down.
How exactly the show continues, or where it goes next, will likely remain top secret as Hwang continues to develop the new season. But for now, he gives one hint: “Gi-hun will come back, [and] he’ll do something for the world.” Let the guessing games begin.