Squid Game Season 2 is Coming to Netflix, Director Confirms

Netflix's Squid Game will return for Season 2.

Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator, director, and writer of the nine-episode South Korean survival drama series, confirmed the news in an interview with the Associated Press on Tuesday, November 9, though it's too early to tell when Squid Game Season 2 will be released.

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"There's been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice!" Hwang said. "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 that's going to happen."

Although Dong-hyuk didn't reveal any additional details or even share a timeframe for Season 2, he revealed that Squid Game's main protagonist Seong Gi-hun, played by Lee Jung-jae, would return. "I will promise you this, Gi-hun will come back," he said. "He will do something for the world."

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Released on Sept. 17 worldwide on Netflix, Squid Game follows Seong Gi-Hun, as he and hundreds of desperate and indebted players compete in a dangerous competition of deadly versions of childhood games, and the winner takes 45.6 billion prize won (About $38.4 million USD). Only one can win the competition, and those who lose will cost their lives.

Netflix hasn't announced an official release date for Squid Game Season 2 yet, but don't expect it to come out next year. Dong-hyuk began writing Squid Game as a film back in 2008, and he said that two episodes of the series took him six months to write, so that means it took 13 years before Netflix released his survival thriller.

Netflix's Squid Game became the streaming giant's biggest-ever launch, after it surpassed Bridgerton's total viewers.

For more details about Squid Game Season 2, check out everything we know so far here.

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