Writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk (Squid Game, The Fortress) confirmed in an interview with the Associated Press (AP) that Squid Game is receiving a second season from Netflix. While Dong-hyuk has not been quiet about his ideas for a season two, this is the first time audiences are receiving a direct confirmation of its existence.
“There’s been so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season,” Dong-hyuk said to AP. “So I almost feel like you leave us no choice.”
As mentioned before, Dong-hyuk already has brainstormed many ideas for where this season could go. As he said in an interview with Forbes, none of these ideas have been “well developed”, but one idea focusing on the police and the frontman from the show has stuck with him.
“If I do get to do one — one would be the story of the Frontman [a former cop who now oversees the game]. I think the issue with police officers is not just an issue in Korea. I see it on the global news. This was an issue that I wanted to raise. Maybe in season two I can talk about this more,” Dong-hyuk said to Forbes.
Also in his AP interview, Dong-hyuk confirmed the return of the main character Gi-Hun, played by Lee Jung-jae (Deliver Us From Evil, New World), and is said to “do something for the world”. Whether that “something” is good or bad is keeping fans in excitement for this new season.
An official timeline for production and release has not been sent out just yet as Netflix and Dong-hyuk are surely in the early stages of working out a new deal. However, it is safe to say that a release date of late 2022 can be predicted.
“It’s in my head right now, I am planning it currently,” Dong-hyuk said.