After smashing viewership records to become Netflix’s biggest series launch ever, it was only a matter of time before the Korean survivor thriller series, Squid Game was confirmed for a second season. In an announcement from creator Hwan Dong-hyuk, Netflix confirmed the hit show is returning for a second season.
“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,” Hwan wrote. “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.”
Hwan continues by revealing Gi-hun will be back for the second season. Other characters from the first season such as the Front Man, Young-hee’s boyfriend, Cheol-su and “the man in the suit with ddakji might be back.”
The past few weeks have been a difficult period for Netflix. In April, the streaming giant announced its first drop in subscribers in 10 years and is currently testing how to reduce password sharing so users can pay more. The company is also working on an ad-supported plan which might debut before the year ends.
While no release date has been announced yet for the return of Squid Game, viewers will be excited the show would at least be returning for a second season. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, creator Hwang said the second season could be released by the end of 2023 or 2024.