Director Hwang Dong-hyuk confirmed plans for the Korean drama, which became a global phenomenon for Netflix in the last two months.
“There was so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you are not leaving us a solution! ” Hwang told the media. “But I will say that there really will be a second season. It’s in my head now. I am currently in the planning process. “
However, Hwang lowered expectations by saying it is too early to give any concrete details about the continuation of the big hit, and Netflix has not yet made any official announcement. Hwang said lead actor Lee Jung-jae will return as the main character Seong Gi-hun
“I think it is too early to say when and how it will happen. So I promise you this, Gi-hun will be back. “He will do something for the world.”
Following its Netflix premiere in September, “Squid Game” quickly gained millions of fans worldwide, holding the No. 1 spot. 1 on Netflix’s list of the top 10 most watched shows for weeks. As of last week, it has already amassed more than 3 billion minutes watched according to Nielsen, and is projected to earn $ 891 million worth of Netflix, according to leaked internal documents purchased by Bloomberg.
In late September, after the show premiered, and before gaining that fame, Hwang said he would consider hiring a room of numerous writers and directors if he did a season 2.
“I have no well-developed plans for ‘Squid Game 2,'” he said at the time. “It’s quite tiring to think about it. But if I did, I certainly would not do it alone. “I would consider using a writers’ room and would like a lot of experienced directors.”