Hwang Dong-hyuk, the writer and director of popular Korean survival drama ‘Squid Game’, has discussed the future of his hit Netflix series.
During a new interview, Dong-hyuk teased that two more seasons of the thriller series are probably coming soon, reports aceshowbiz.com.
Speaking with KBS (Korean Broadcasting System), Dong-hyuk said that he is in talks with Netflix about Season 2 “as well as season 3.”
He went on to share: “We will come to a conclusion any time soon.”
Dong-hyuk added: “We know that many people are waiting, so everyone is working hard to prepare for the next season with a positive outlook.”
Netflix confirmed the claims on the same day.
“It’s true that we are discussing a wide variety of possibilities for ‘Squid Game’, including the production of a Season 3, but nothing has yet been set in stone,” the streaming giant said in a statement.
Back in November, Dong-hyuk shared that he had been working on a Season 2 storyline.
“I do have a basic storyline for Season 2 – it’s all in my head – and I am currently in the brainstorming stage,” the writer-director said during a special screening and Q&A. “It will happen, someday, but as for when I cannot tell you the details.”
Dong-hyuk didn’t really say much about the potential plot in Season 2. However, he confirmed that the sophomore season would follow Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) and his investigation of those behind the deadly, titular tournament.
Debuting on September 27, ‘Squid Game’ tells “an imaginative, unorthodox story in which 456 contestants risk their lives in a mysterious survival game — involving multiple rounds of childhood games — for a chance to win 45.6 billion won.”
The show quickly becomes a global phenomenon.
It was officially named the biggest launch for a new show on Netflix, surpassing ‘Bridgerton’, after it reached 111 million viewers in less than a month.
Additionally, ‘Squid Game’ is among Netflix’s Top 10 list in around 94 countries. The dystopian show is also the platform’s first-ever Korean series to reach the No. 1 spot in the US.