It was the most tweeted about streaming show and one of the most talked about programs of the year.
And no doubt Squid Game diehards will be happy to find out more about season 2 and even the possibility of the third one on the way.
Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk talked about the future of his beloved series with Korean outlet KBS as translated by Soompi.
The 50-year-old South Korean filmmaker said: ‘I’m currently in the midst of discussions with Netflix about Season 2 and Season 3.
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‘I’m currently in the midst of discussions with Netflix about Season 2 and Season 3’: Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk talked about the future of his beloved series with Korean outlet KBS as translated by Soompi
‘I think we’ll be reaching some sort of conclusion [to our discussions] soon.
‘We know that many people are waiting, so everyone is working hard to prepare for the next season with a positive outlook.’
Dong-hyuk also revealed what the synopsis of season 2 of the highly-popular Netflix series will be.
He said: ‘The focus [of the season] will be the story of [Lee Jung Jae’s character] Seong Gi Hun unraveling [the mysteries of the organization behind the game]
The 50-year-old South Korean filmmaker (seen in New York last month) said: ‘We know that many people are waiting, so everyone is working hard to prepare for the next season with a positive outlook’
‘The overarching plotline of Season 2 will be the story of the people that Gi Hun meets and the people he chases after.’
Netflix later addressed the possibility of a third season as they released a statement the same day after the director’s statement.
A representative for the streaming giant said: ‘It’s true that we are discussing a wide variety of possibilities for Squid Game, including the production of a Season 3, but nothing has yet been set in stone.’
Interesting: Dong-hyuk also revealed what the synopsis of season 2 of the highly-popular Netflix series will be the story of [Lee Jung Jae’s character] Seong Gi Hun (pictured center) unraveling the mysteries of the organization behind the game
This comes weeks after Dong-hyuk teased that Season 2 will have a dark twist.
The writer-and-director of the massive Netflix hit – which was watched by over 142 million households – ruled he ‘was not really in the right place’ to discuss seriously the second season, but provided some insight into the direction he might take the dystopian drama.
The showrunner – via translator – told a virtual SAG panel hosted by Entertainment Weekly’s editor-in-chief Mary Margaret: “I’m not really in the right place to be discussing Season 2 in an official setting, but if there were to be a season 2, in the first season that we saw Gi-hun [Lee-Jung-jae] is a character whose humanity is shown through or exposed in certain situations.
Teaser! This comes weeks after Dong-hyuk teased that Season 2 will have a dark twist
‘In other words, his humanity is shown through a very passive manner. But I would think that in the second season, what he has learned from the games and his experience in the first season, they will all be put to use in a more active manner.’
The Miss Granny director made comparisons between Gi-hun and other characters – such as Frontman – to the path of the Jedi Knights in Star Wars with some starting off good but then becoming evil by turning to the Dark Side of The Force.
He continued: ‘And at the same time, as for the Front Man [Lee Byung-hun] who was also a past winner but became a Front Man, it’s like Darth Vader.
‘Some end up Jedi and some become Darth Vader, right? I think that maybe Gi-hun will go through a certain critical point where he is put through a test as well.’
Popular: Since its release in September, Squid Game has become the most tweeted about show on streaming television in the United States for all of 2021
While zooming into the camera, he joked: ‘If I had to be a Front Man, I would be the most scary Front Man you would ever see.’
Park Hae-soo – who played Cho Sang-woo or Player 218 – enthused how the show was such an international success despite being ‘a uniquely Korean story’.
The 40-year-old actor said: ‘The fact that we created a uniquely Korean story, with a very Korean subject matter, with all Korean creators — the crew, the staff, and the wonderful cast.
‘The fact that something we prepared for a long time and showcased to the world in the Korean language and filled with Korean culture, the fact that this was loved by so many around the world and so many people related to it, that was something I’m really proud of.’
The show also stars HoYeon Jung, Gong Yoo, Wi Ha-joon and Heo Sung-tae.
Man of the moment: Hwang Dong-hyuk speaks onstage at the Squid Game Guild Screening at NeueHouse Los Angeles last month
Since its release in September, Squid Game has become the most tweeted about show on streaming television in the United States for all of 2021.
The Netflix-produced series is already the video streaming company’s most watched series in 94 countries, and has 142million households tuned in to watch the dystopian drama.
Twitter disclosed the Squid Game honor on its annual ranking list posted to its website on Thursday.
The cast of Squid Game includes Lee Jung-jae, 48; Park Hae-soo, 40; Wi Ha-joon, 30; Jung Ho-yeon, 27; O Yeong-su, 77; Heo Sung-tae, 44; Anupam Tripathi, 33; and, Kim Joo-ryoung, 45.
The series revolves around a contest where 456 players, all of whom are in deep financial debt, risk their lives to play a series of deadly children’s games for the chance to win a multi-million-dollar cash prize.
The title of the series, which was released by Netflix on Sept. 17, draws from a similarly named Korean children’s game.
Squid Game consists of one season of nine episodes.
Netflix hit series: The series is already Netflix’s most watched series in 94 countries, and has more than 142 million households tuned in to watch