squid game Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk hopes the second series of Netflix’s hit survival drama will be ready to air by the end of 2024. In a new interview with Variety, Hwang Dong-hyuk said he plans to return to South Korea to start writing. squid game Season 2 and the return of the public to the violent world in a few years. Although the wait may seem quite long, we are sure it will pass quickly.
The first season of squid game took the world by storm when Netflix released it in September 2021. Created by Hwang Dong-hyuk, who researched the idea for over a decade before adapting his feature film idea into a series for the streaming giant, squid game stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, O Yeong-su, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi and Kim Joo-ryoung. The series centers on a contest in which 456 gamers, from different walks of life but each deeply in debt, play a set of children’s games with deadly consequences in hopes of winning a prize of 45.6 billion won.
Since its release, squid game received critical acclaim and international attention, winning all sorts of awards and becoming Netflix’s most-watched series. The show even caught the eye of movie legend Steven Spielberg (which wasn’t necessarily a good thing for the jurassic park director), leaving Hwang Dong-hyuk in shock.
“Steven Spielberg said to me, ‘I watched your whole show in three days and now I want to steal your brain!'” Hwang said. “It was like the biggest compliment I’ve ever received in my life because he’s my movie hero. I grew up watching his movies.
This proposed 2024 release date comes shortly after Hwang Dong-hyuk provided a slightly more optimistic update on squid game Season 2. “There will be more great games, that’s all I can say,” the writer revealed. “I’m still brainstorming and gathering ideas for Season 2. I haven’t even started writing yet.” It looks like Hwang Dong-hyuk has since landed on an idea and plans to get to work as soon as possible.
Netflix has big plans for the World of Squid game
While squid game works perfectly fine as a standalone story, Netflix clearly has big plans for the show, with the platform hoping to kick off a share squid game universe. Netflix Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos recently hinted at more than just a second series, saying, “Absolutely. The ‘Squid Game’ universe has just begun.
But what about squid game Season 2? Well, for now, everything remains a mystery, but Hwang Dong-hyuk previously revealed that the series’ return could focus on a familiar villain.
“While I was writing the first season, I thought about what stories could be in the second season if I could make one — one would be the leader story,” he said. In addition to focusing on The Frontman, Season 2 may continue the same socio-political commentary as Season 1, this time with a focus on the police. “I think the problem with the police is not just a problem in Korea. I see in the world news that the police may be very late in acting on things – there are more victims or the situation is getting worse. makes it worse because they don’t act fast enough,” Hwang explained. “It was an issue I wanted to bring up. Maybe in season two I can talk about it more.”
squid game Season 1 is available to watch on Netflix.
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