Even Hwang Dong-hyuk admitted it: the second season of squid game was inevitable. The success of Netflix’s South Korean series is unbelievable and the American streaming service will have done everything it can to convince the creator of the show to start working on the new episodes.
To announce the official status of Squid Game 2 used to be Hwang Dong-hyuk. In an interview with the Deadline website, the screenwriter and director spoke of “having to do homework,” like when a teacher makes his student do the work to do at home. Apparently, the role of the professor was carried by Netflix, which is believed to have paid a large amount of money to convince Dong-hyuk to immediately return to work on the screenplay of Squid Game 2. In addition, the director had stated not long ago that he wanted to devote himself to other things and take a break from Squid Game, which for him was one of the hardest jobs ever done.
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In all likelihood, as he himself announced, the director will hire a group of professional screenwriters to write the script for the second season of Squid Game, and so he will no longer work alone on the writing process. After all, he himself had indicated that it took several years to make the first season of Squid Game. Now that the first season has been a worldwide success, Netflix can certainly not keep its fans waiting too long: it is therefore possible that the new episodes will be available in 2023.
What will be the plot of Squid Game 2?
Squid Game 2 will – as predicted – not be a prequel to Front Man, although in all likelihood this character’s past could be addressed and explained. It was the director who anticipated his idea:
Gi-hun returns as the protagonist and that’s very indicative, as it should be pretty obvious that Squid Game 2 won’t repeat the same story as the first season: there shouldn’t be any games. Gi-hun may have decided to end the Squid Games, but what will his plan be? Who is he dealing with? But most importantly, what does the director mean when he says Gi-hun will do one thing for the world? Could the series also take place outside of Korea with this premise?
It will be interesting to find out how Hwang Dong-hyuk came up with how to structure the second season and especially what genre it will be inspired by: will it be a revenge story? Will it be more action or drama based like the first few episodes? Will there be more protagonists or will Gi-hun be in the spotlight this time around?