Another season of “Squid Game” is on the way.
“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 told the Associated Press on the Monday night red carpet. “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.”
However, Hwang tempered expectations by saying it’s too early to give any concrete details about the follow-up to the smash hit, and Netflix hasn’t made any official announcement yet. Hwang did say, though, that lead actor Lee Jung-jae will return as main character Seong Gi-hun
“I do think it’s too early to say when and how that’s going to happen. So I will promise you this, Gi-hun will come back. He will do something for the world,” Hwang said.
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) November 9, 2021
After premiering on Netflix in September, “Squid Game” quickly picked up millions of fans around the world, keeping the No. 1 spot on Netflix’s top 10 most popular shows list for weeks. As of last week, it’s already racked up more than 3 billion minutes watched, according to Nielsen, and it’s projected to make Netflix $891 million in value, according to leaked internal documents acquired by Bloomberg.
Speaking to Variety in late September after the show’s premiere, and before it skyrocketed to fame, Hwang said he would consider employing a writers room and multiple directors if he were to make a Season 2.
“I don’t have well developed plans for ‘Squid Game 2,'” he said at the time. “It is quite tiring just thinking about it. But if I were to do it, I would certainly not do it alone. I’d consider using a writers room and would want multiple experienced directors.”