If you’re still reeling from the end of Squid Game season one, get ready to board the emotional rollercoaster once again because season two is coming.
The Associated Press tweeted out a brief clip of an interview with director Hwang Dong-hyuk, who confirms that season two is in the works. “I will say there will indeed be a second season,” Dong-hyuk tells AP while standing next to Lee Jung-jae, the actor who plays Squid Game’s beloved protagonist, Gi-hun. “It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently.”
It really doesn’t come as a surprise that Netflix gave the series the green light for season two, considering that it was the platform’s most-watched show at launch, raking in 111 million viewers after airing for just 17 days. Squid Game is such a hit that Netflix even added three more films directed by Dong-hyuk.
“There’s been so much pressure, so much demand, and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice,” Dong-hyuk continues.
While Dong-hyuk says that it’s “too early” to determine when or how season two will be released, he did give us a small hint at what’s to come: “I will promise you this: Gi-hun will come back — he will do something for the world.”