Netflix’s most popular show ever is getting another season.
Netflix officially announced season 2 of Squid Game is coming soon. The show debuted during the height of COVID, while most were still either working or attending school from home. This perhaps allowed the show to go unchallenged as the undisputed king of Netflix series, making way for several other South Korean projects to get exposure.
Squid Game starred Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun, a down-on-his-luck chauffeur, struggling with a gambling addiction. After becoming indebted to a mobster and his gang, Gi-hun turns a chance encounter into his chance to resolve his debts and give himself a second chance to give his daughter the life he feels she deserves.
While the show was met with critical acclaim, it was also met with some controversy as well. In addition to the shows dark tone and unsettling imagery, there was also a plagiarism claim against the show’s creators. The claim states that the show rips of key elements of its plot from a Japanese horror film titled, “As the Gods Will.” This movie shows high schoolers forced to play children’s games and if they lose, they will die. The first game the students have to play is called Daruma-san ga koronda, which is a Japanese variation of ‘Red Light, Green light,’ the very first game played in Squid Game.
The writer, director, and executive producer of Squid Game, Hwang Dong-hyuk made the announcement official today, posting:
It took 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever.
As the writer, director, and producer of ‘Squid Game,’ a huge shout out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show.
And now, Gi-hun returns.
The Front Man returns.
Season 2 is coming.
The man in the suit with ddakji might be back.
You’ll also be introduced to Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su.
Join us once more for a whole new round.
Hwang Dong-hyuk Director, Writer, and Executive Producer of Squid Game
Fans of the original series will undoubtedly tune in for a second season of the show, especially with the first season ending with several unresolved conflicts.