With Squid Game being such an absolute juggernaut at Netflix that it’s literally turning other shows into mega-hits its wake, making a Season 2 seems like an obvious no-brainer. However, the show was a decade-long labor of love for creator Hwang Dong-hyuk, so the streaming platform would be a fool to try and move forward without his involvement. Fortunately for Squid Game fans, despite a grueling process on Season 1 that caused him to lose six teeth, Dong-hyuk has personally confirmed that Squid Game Season 2 is happening.
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) November 9, 2021
Via The Wrap:
“So there’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season,” the “Squid Game” creator said in an on-camera interview with the Associated Press. “So I almost feel like you leave us no choice! But I will say, there will indeed be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently. But I do think it’s too early to say when and how it’s going to happen. So I will promise you this… Gi-hun will come back, he’ll do something for the world.”
Of course, it probably didn’t hurt that, following Squid Game‘s massive international success, Netflix picked up the streaming rights to three of Dong-hyuk’s early films. That’s definitely one way to bolster a relationship with the creative force behind the biggest TV series on the planet.