Squid Game was one of the biggest series of this year and now its creator has begun talks with Netflix about the second and third season of the TV series. While talking to KBS in Korea, Hwang Gon -hyuk revealed that he’s already talked to the streaming giant. “I’m in talks with Netflix over season 2 as well as season 3,” Hwang explained (credit to Korea Times for the translation). “We will come to a conclusion any time soon.” So, one thing is certain – Squid Game fans have a lot to be excited about. Netflix has been quite vocal about trying to continue the most popular shows on their platform. Hwang’s Squid Game will be no different in that matter. That cliffhanger at the end of Squid Game was enough to pour gasoline on fan reactions. Now, hopefully, the second and third seasons aren’t too far away.
Squid Game Season 2 In Talks
Previously, Hwang also spoke to the Associated Press about the forthcoming second season of the series. Fans across the globe had been clamoring for it since the moment they finished the first salvo of episodes.
“So, there’s been so much pressure, so much demand, and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice,” he began. “But, I will say there will indeed be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently. But I do think it’s too early to say when and how that’s going to happen.”
All of this hasn’t stopped Hwang from speculating about who the frontman will be in the future seasons of the show. EW also hosted a virtual panel, where the creator gave some insights.
“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 is a character whose humanity is shown through or exposed in certain situations,” Hwang explained. “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.”
“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,” the creator added. “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.”
Netflix dropped a description of Season 1 of Squid Game:
“A mysterious invitation to join the game is sent to people at risk who are in dire need of money. 456 participants from all walks of life are locked into a secret location where they play games in order to win 45.6 billion won. Every game is a Korean traditional children’s game such as Red Light, Green Light, but the consequence of losing is death. Who will be the winner, and what is the purpose behind this game?”