The director of Squid Game has confirmed that the most popular show in Netflix history will be back for a second season.
“There’s been so much pressure, so much demand, and so much love for a second season,” Hwang Dong-hyuk, the creator of the South Korean drama, told AP Entertainment. “So I almost feel like you leave us no choice!”
Netflix is yet to make an announcement or to release any details of a follow-up to its most successful franchise, but Dong-hyuk promised that “there will indeed be a second season.” He added: “It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently.”
The director also hinted that the main star of the first series, Soeng Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), would return to “do something for the world”. The ending of season one very much leaves the door open for that, however, Dong-hyuk added: “I do think it’s too early to say when and how that’s going to happen.”
Following the runaway success of Squid Game, Netflix added three films made by Dong-hyuk before he created the hit TV series. The line-up includes 2011 crime-drama Silenced which follows a teacher – played by Squid Game’s Gong Yoo – who uncovers abuse at a school for hearing impaired children, 2014 comedy-drama Miss Granny, and 2017 historical drama The Fortress starring Squid Game’s Kim Yoon-seok and Lee Byung-hun.
Hopefully it won’t be long before Squid Game season two is added to that list.