The director and writer of Squid Game, Hwang Dong Hyuk, has confirmed that the Netflix show will have a second season.
Hwang revealed the good news during a recent promotional event for the ultra-popular survival drama series in Los Angeles, USA.
“We are in the talks for season two,” writer-director Hwang Dong-hyuk said in an interview on Monday (Nov 8). “It’s all in my head. I have the basic storyline, the broad plan, so we’re in the brainstorming stages.
He then explained that the main character Seong Gi Hun, played by Lee Jung Jae, would be back for the sophomore effort.
“But I can promise this. The main character, Gi Hun, will be back and do something for the world,” he said.
Squid Game, in which debt-ridden people compete in a deadly game for a fortune, has inspired Halloween costumes and themed protests at the United Nations global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, among other things.
This is the first time that the director has explicitly confirmed that plans are indeed afoot for the second season of the show that has created a worldwide phenomenon.
Previously, only the production personnel had made hints that there might be a second round for the thrilling show.
According to Netflix, Squid Game has been in the top spot on the streaming platform’s top 10 rankings of its most popular shows for weeks.
Last month, it revealed that 111 million global Netflix subscribers had watched the series.
Variety had also reported that the series has already been watched for more than 3 billion minutes and is reportedly projected to make Netflix almost US$900 million (about RM3.73 billion) in value.