Squid Game May Return For A Second Season

Squid Game could come back for another season with director Hwang Dong-hyuk giving insight into its return. *warning season 1 spoilers*

Since its premiere, last September, SAG, Golden Globes, and Critics Choice winner Squid Game smashed Netflix viewership records. With 1.65 billion hours brought in by users worldwide within 28 days, the South Korean thriller, drama, on-the-edge of your seat series may return for a sophomore season. Season one ended on a cliffhanger after Seong Gi-Hun, played by Lee Jung-jae, received the 45.6 billion won prize for being the last player standing.


In the final scene, Gi Hun, now sporting red hair, also known as Player 456, was seemingly about to board a flight to visit his daughter. As he heads towards the terminal speaking with her on the phone, he stops mid-sentence at the sound of a man’s grunts. He then notices across the way The Salesman, played by actor Gong Yoo uses the same brutal recruitment methods on a future contestant before racing to try and stop the beat-up man. Yoo vanishes before Hun forcibly tells him not to join and grabs the Squid Game card. As Hun is about to step foot on his flight, he dials the card’s number, telling the operator he’s a person, not a horse, and his plans to expose and take them for their crimes. The person on the other end threatens Hun telling him not to “get any absurd ideas,” and taking flight would be for his “own good.” Hun turns around and exits the terminal.


Now, viewers may get to watch Hun’s next moves and if he succeeds in dismantling the Squid Game collective. Director Hwang Dong-hyuk, who started drafting the show in 2008, recently spoke with Deadline at the PGA Award’s Ceremony this past weekend when asked about a possible second season. “There will be more great games, that’s all I can say,” he expressed. “I’m just still brainstorming and collecting the ideas for Season 2. I haven’t even started with the writing yet.” When questioned if those who died in Season 1 could come back even in flashback forms, Dong-hyuk responds, “No, because most of them are dead. I’ll try something to bring them back to Season 2.” He concluded with, “Let’s say maybe she [model and actress HoYeon Jung] has a twin sister, you’ll see.”

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