In September of last year (2021), a new series took Netflix by storm, and had 1.65 billion hours of watch time logged only 28 days after its first episodes launched. This show is, of course, Squid Game

Park Hae-soo and Lee Jung-jae in Squid Game / Picture Credit: Netflix

Park Hae-soo and Lee Jung-jae in Squid Game / Picture Credit: Netflix

Squid Game debuted on September 17th, 2021, and quickly became not just a US or UK phenomenon, but a global success. Netflix users took to Twitter to praise the drama series, and convinced others that it was more than worth the watch. 

Recently, creator of this incredible series, Hwang Dong-hyuk, has spoken to Vanity Fair about Season 2 of the show. After news earlier this year (2022) that Netflix renewed Squid Game for a second season, fans were of course thrilled to see the results of Season 1’s finale. 

Squid Game followed a selection of characters who are taken to a facility in order to compete in the Squid Games. These challenges are based on childhood games, and at the end, a large cash prize awaits the winner – with one rather big catch... 

Those who lose at the games, are executed. However, the more players that are eliminated, the bigger the cash prize is; each player is in some form of immense debt, and these games are their only way of digging themselves out of that hole. 

You don't want to lose the Squid Games / Picture Credit: Netflix
You don't want to lose the Squid Games / Picture Credit: Netflix

While the contestants battle it out to stay alive long enough to win the cash, there are some interesting plot points occurring behind the scenes, as well as back home for a few of the characters. 

Season 1 was incredible, but it did leave some questions unanswered, which is why an update on Season 2 is such an exciting event. 

Dong-hyuk spoke to Vanity Fair about his plans for the second season of Squid Game, saying that his “first focus is to create work that’s really going to provide its audience with an immersive experience, a very entertaining experience”. 

The article states that Dong-hyuk has about three pages of notes that will turn into the next season, so while the show’s story may not continue until 2023 or even 2024, there is still so much to look forward to. 

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

“Humanity is going to be put to a test through those games once again”, says Dong-hyuk, which is a thrilling idea, and one that suggests the return of the games that killed so many players in Season 1. 

Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) is confirmed to return, which is great news as his story definitely needs a clearer ending. 

Now that Dong-hyuk has shared his hopes and given a brief outlay of his ideas for Season 2 of Squid Game, fans can now use this additional context to imagine what the upcoming season may have in store. 

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

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