“Squid Game” Season 2 will happen. This was recently confirmed by Hwang Dong-hyuk (황동혁), 50, of Seoul, South Korea, who created the survival drama television series.
On November 9, 2021, Hwang was interviewed by the Associated Press at an event in Los Angeles, California, United States. He said, “So 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.”
“But I will say there will indeed be a second season,” Hwang continued. “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 it’s going to happen so I will promise you this.”
“Gi-hun will come back,” the “Squid Game” creator added. “He’ll do something for the world.”
Seong Gi-hun is one of the main “Squid Game” characters. The character is played by Lee Jung-jae, 48, of Seoul.
Gi-hun is a divorced father living with his elderly mother. An indebted gambler, he accepts the offer to play a series of children’s games for a chance at a large cash prize.
Assigned #456, Gi-hun is one of the 456 people who are deeply in debt and taken to an unknown location to play children’s games. They are made to wear green tracksuits and they later find out that that losing a game results in their death.
One of Gi-hun’s co-players is his childhood friend Cho Sang-woo played by Park Hae-soo, 39, of Suwon, Gyeonggi, South Korea. The two, along with several other players, make an alliance to try to survive the physical and psychological twists of the games.
Lee was a fashion model before becoming an actor. Aside from “Squid Game,” he also starred in two other 2021 series namely “Delayed Justice” and “Dramaworld 2.”
Hwang wrote and directed all the nine episodes of “Squid Game” Season 1. Joining Lee and Park in the main cast are Wi Ha-joon, 30, as Hwang Jun-ho, Jung Ho-yeon, 27, as Kang Sae-byeok, O Yeong-su, 77, as Oh Il-nam, Heo Sung-tae, 44, as Jang Deok-su, Anupam Tripathi, 33, as Abdul Ali and Kim Joo-ryoung, 45, as Han Mi-nyeo.
Netflix released “Squid Game” on September 17, 2021. It became the streaming platform’s most-watched series, surpassing “Bridgerton,” which held the record in 2020.