Netflix co-CEO and chief content officer Ted Sarandos has confirmed that their smash-hit series “Squid Game” will return for a second season. The Korean thriller premiered back in September and hit the number 1 spot in many countries all over the world – partly thanks to TikTok and angry school teachers…!
At their fourth quarter 2021 earnings interview, Sarandos was asked if the violent drama would get a second season to which he replied in the affirmative: “Absolutely, The ‘Squid Game’ universe has just begun.”
Shortly after the series release and rapid rise in popularity, the show’s creator Hwang Dong-hyuk had made it clear that he wanted to do more and that he had been planning a second season in his head – but, until now, there was no official confirmation.
“Squid Game” follows 456 contestants as they play a number of childhood games each day to try and win ₩45.6 billion (approx £28m). However, the competition is incredibly mysterious, and the games are always deadly. As the story progresses we start to learn more about who is behind the deadly games and their motivation.
It is obviously very early days so we don’t know what story season 2 will tell but if we had to guess we hope it isn’t simply a new version of the games. Perhaps, instead, any surviving contestants from previous games might team up and go out for revenge…