Although it was clearly unavoidable, we can still be happy with the confirmation of Squid Game Season 2. Writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk has confirmed that Netflix’s global hit series will return for another season. The creator of the Korean thriller first confirmed the news in an interview with the Associated Press on Tuesday.
“There is so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season,” he said. “So I almost feel like you’re leaving us no choice! But I will say that there will indeed be a second season.”
The director said Season 2 was still “in the planning process” and kept his statement relatively brief on all the details. However, Hwang has revealed that “Gi-Hun will come back and do something for the world.” Check out when we can probably watch season 2 Squid Game.
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) Nov 9, 2021
The director confirms Squid Game will return
In the video, director Hwang Dong-hyuk says:
“So there’s so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you’re leaving us no choice! But I’ll say there is indeed a second season. It’s in my head right now.”
He continued: “I am currently in the planning process. But I think it’s too early to say when and how that will happen. So I promise you this. . . (in English) Gi-Hun will come back, and he will do something for the world.”
Hwang’s Past Ideas for Season 2
In several interviews, Hwang was constantly asked what his plans were for season 2. While he has remained vague about even the possibility of a second season until now, he once shared a possible idea for Squid Game‘s return.
Hwang explained, “If I could do one, that would be the Frontman’s story.” [a former cop who now oversees the game]. I think the problem with police officers is not just a problem in Korea. I see it on the world news. This was an issue I wanted to raise. Maybe I can talk more about it in season two.”
With season 1 of Squid Game about the graphic violence and torment of capitalism, we can only imagine the horrors if the director/writer chooses to discuss police corruption and brutality.
When does season 2 come out? Squid Game be released?
Since Hwang mentioned that the latest developments of season 2 are only planned in his head, we certainly have a long wait. For an estimated timeline, we can only hope for a minimum wait of one year. Netflix will probably need another two years before we see season 2 Squid Game.
Hwang Dong-hyuk has previously spoken about the exhausting process of making the first season of the hit Netflix show. He revealed in an interview with Variety that writing the first season on his own rightly took a lot out of him. Hwang has mainly directed films during his successful career, but still Squid Game is the first show he ever made.
It took the showrunner nearly six months to write only the first two episodes of the series. It is clear that writing & directing Squid Game everything in itself turned out to be a huge challenge.
In the same interview, Hwang explained that he may return to produce feature films before making a new season Squid game. “If I were to do it, I certainly wouldn’t do it alone. I would consider using a writer’s room and would like multiple experienced directors,” said Hwang.
He added: “I don’t have any well-developed plans for… Squid Game 2. It’s quite tiring just thinking about it.” The director is currently working on a film titled KO club, which is short for “Killing Old Men Club.” The film is said to revolve around a war between generations and maybe we can expect the same amount of blood as in Squid game.