This year (2021) has been a brilliant one for not only films, but for TV shows too. Squid Game was released on September 17th on Netflix, and quickly became a very popular show. Now, the creator of the series is saying Season 1 isn’t the end. 

The Guards from Squid Game / Picture Credit: Netflix

The Guards from Squid Game / Picture Credit: Netflix

Squid Game was a complex and highly-intriguing show about hundreds of people participating in children’s games to win a big cash prize at the end. The catch? Only one player will survive all six games. 

This series really took over the internet upon its debut; audiences everywhere were praising left in awe thanks its story, themes, and characters. The show captivated almost everyone, and did well to genuinely hold interest from the first episode to the last, and every moment in-between. 

While some may say one season of this show would be perfect, as it was a stand-out single season, the ending left a door wide open for further exploration. There were questions relating to the surviving character, the future of the tournament, and more. 

Lee Jung-jae in Squid Game as Player 456 / Lee Jung-jae
Lee Jung-jae in Squid Game as Player 456 / Lee Jung-jae

The creator of this widely-successful series, Hwang Dong-hyuk, has said that two more seasons of Squid Game are being talked about at the moment, which sounds promising; considering just how popular the show was, bringing it back wouldn’t exactly be a big risk in terms of viewership.

In an online interview with Korean broadcaster, KBS, Dong-hyuk stated that talks about a season two and three are ongoing. The creator also said that he’s “in talks with Netflix over season two as well as season three. We will come to a conclusion any time soon.” (Thanks to Korea Times for translation.) 

Squid Game surpassed any and all expectations, and completely dominated the streaming service once it released. The thriller created a whirlwind of discussions online about how simply mesmerising it was, as well as sparking friendly debates over what could happen next. 

The show didn’t play out as you might expect, and threw curveball after curveball at audiences, causing them to question everything, even if it seemed obvious. Everyone who saw this outstanding show was left baffled after each episode. 

Red light... Green light... / Picture Credit: Netflix
Red light... Green light... / Picture Credit: Netflix

Squid Game was so popular, that YouTube personality MrBeast even spent millions of dollars recreating the games within the show, and even got 456 people to come along and play in a much more friendly version of the event. Not only that, but a cash prize of $456,000 was given to the winner. 

However, despite opportunity for one or two more seasons (and the finances to back them), not every successful show or movie needs more content. While everyone who enjoyed Season 1 would no doubt tune in for more, there is the question as to whether the show needs this, or if the cliffhanger fans were left with was enough... 

Squid Game is available on Netflix now. 

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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