With a month that saw the main video streaming platforms overwhelmed by the arrival of numerous and awaited TV series, including the new episodes of La Casa di Carta, the third season of Sex Education, the arrival of See 2 and many other shows, no one would have expected that Squid Game, a semi-unknown Korean series, would have dominated the interest of viewers who, now, are wondering: Is Squid Game 2 going to happen?
Is the second season of Squid Game going to happen?
If you’ve finished watching the last episode of Squid Game (if not, don’t read on), then you know that the show has laid the groundwork for the arrival of a second season.
The nine-episode series follows “the game” from start to finish, with the main hero, the divorced father Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), who wins the jackpot after his childhood friend, who has become his greatest enemy, Cho Sang-woo (Park Hae-soo), sacrifices himself.
Gi-hun, overwhelmed by shock and pain, refuses to spend the prize money for over a year; until she discovers that the old man she befriended (and betrayed) with over the course of the game, Oh Il-nam (Oh Young-soo), was the secret mind behind it all.
All concluded? Of course not.
After Oh Il-nam’s death, Gi-hun discovers that the Game is still in progress and, on his way to the airport to visit his daughter, he runs into the recruiter (Gong Yoo) he had met at the beginning of the series. , busy recruiting a new player.
Instead of taking flight, Gi-hun decides to stay on the ground and vows to stop the game once and for all… giving millions of viewers the hope of Squid Game 2’s arrival on Netflix.
The creator of the series about the arrival of Squid Game 2
Quickly became the most followed series in many countries where the Netflix service is active, Squid Game has not yet received an official renewal from the Californian company.
The creator of the show, in a very recent interview, also stated that he still has no plans for a Squid Game 2.
“I don’t have well-developed plans for Squid Game 2”, he has declared Hwang Dong-hyuk, who wrote and directed all nine episodes, about a second season. “It’s pretty tiring just to think about it. But if I had to do it, I certainly wouldn’t do it alone. I would consider using a group of screenwriters and would like more experienced directors ”.
“I freely admit that I have had a great deal of inspiration from Japanese comics and animation over the years”, he added. “When I started, I too was in financial trouble and spent a lot of time in cafes reading comics including ‘Battle Royale’ and ‘Liar Game’. I wondered how I would feel if I personally participated in the games. But I found those games too complex for my job and so I concentrated on using games for children ”.
The arrival of Squid Game 2 on Netflix therefore seems to be still far from certain but, given the enormous success of the show and the open ending of the first season, it is likely that the streaming giant will push for a renewal of the Korean series as done with Kingdom or Love Alarm.
Meanwhile, Hwang also said he could return to theaters. He is currently developing a film called “KO Club”, short for “Killing Old Men Club”, which he described as “A sort of prelude to an intergenerational war”.
It therefore seems that to see Squid Game 2, in any case, we will have to wait.